Legal expert Leslie Levin will discuss the role of the First Amendment and media in this year's election. Bring your questions about the Constitution and the legalities of free speech.
Leslie Levin teaches Media & the Law at UConn Law School. She is an expert on the legal profession, ethical decisionmaking and lawyer discipline, subjects she has examined in numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and presentations. A member of the UConn Law faculty since 1994, she also has taught at New York University School of Law and the University of Haifa (as a Fulbright Specialist) and served as a visiting research fellow at the University of Queensland. From 2012-2014, she served as the Law School's associate dean for academic affairs, and she currently serves as the Law School's associate dean for research and faculty development.
Professor Levin, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Columbia Law School, clerked for Judge Robert W. Sweet in the Southern District of New York and practiced at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, where she represented media clients, engaged in commercial litigation and served on the firm’s Ethics Committee. She also served as secretary to the Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics of the New York City Bar Association. She has served on the Connecticut Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession and on the Connecticut Joint Task Force on Attorney Trustee Accounts. She currently serves on the Board of Connecticut Legal Services.
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