Kate Levine

Assistant Professor of Law
A.B., Harvard College (magna cum laude), 2002J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude), 2006

Kate Levine joined the law school faculty in 2016. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Investigations, and Contemporary Topics in Criminal Law. 

Kate’s research interests are in the fields of criminal procedure, policing, and the ethics of criminal lawyering.  In particular she looks at the administration of criminal justice for police who are accused of crimes with an eye to how the perceived and actual special treatment of these criminal suspects both highlights the disfunction of the criminal justice system and presents a model for reform.  Kate’s work has appeared or will appear in The Columbia Law Review, The Duke Law Journal, The Georgetown Law Journal, and The Iowa Law Review, among other publications. 

Kate graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and clerked for Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Before joining  the law faculty, she was an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law School and an Appellate Public Defender representing clients before the New York Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division, Second Department.  She also spent a year as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. 

You can follow Kate on Twitter @klevine02.

Policing Danger (Work in Progress)

Discipline and Policing, Duke L. J. (forthcoming)

We Need to Talk about Police Disciplinary Records, Fordham Urban L. J., Online (2017)

Police Suspects, 116 Columbia L. Rev. 1197  (2016)

How We Prosecute the Police, 104 Georgetown L.J. 745 (2016)

Who Shouldn’t Prosecute the Police, 101 Iowa L. Rev.  1447 (2016)

Reassessing “Unauthorized Practice of Law” Rulesin Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America (Samuel Estreicher & Joy Radice, eds. (2016))

Note, If You Cannot Afford A Lawyer:  Assessing the Constitutionality of Massachusetts’s Reimbursement Statute, 42 Harv. CR-CL L. Rev. 191 (2007)