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Nancy Levit

Curators' Professor and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law

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Nancy Levit has been on the faculty of the Law School since 1988 and is a member of UMKC’s Women’s and Gender Studies faculty.

The students have voted Professor Levit the Law School’s Outstanding Professor of the Year four times (most recently in 2009 and 2013). She has received the Daniel L. Brenner Faculty Publishing Award, the Elmer P. Pierson Faculty Teaching Award three times and the campus N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity.

Professor Levit’s scholarship is principally in the areas of legal pedagogy, constitutional law, jurisprudence, torts and feminist legal theory. Her book with Doug Linder, The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

She received her bachelor of arts with highest honors from Bates College, and her J.D. from the University of Kansas, where she was an editor on the Law Review. After graduation, Professor Levit clerked for federal district judge Frank Theis, and worked on the Dalkon Shield multidistrict litigation. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a trial attorney with Stinson, Mag and Fizzell.

Professor Levit teaches the courses Defamation and Privacy, Employment Discrimination, Gender and Justice, Jurisprudence and Torts and is the faculty adviser to the UMKC Law Review.

Areas of expertise

Constitutional law, torts, employment, privacy

Special projects

Biannually, Professor Levit and Professor Rostron compile a list of article submission guidelines for law journals. This list is then distributed through SSRN.

To view the SSRN list, please click here.

You may also view the list by visiting Professor Rostron's submission information page.


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