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Lisa Tudzin Memorial Speaker: Professor Laurie Levenson (North Campus)

Sunday, February 25, 2024 16 Adar I 5784

9:45 AM - 11:30 AMHAMAKOM North Campus: 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA 91304
"Justice, Justice, Shall You Pursue:  The Role of Innocence Projects in Saving Lives"
Professor Laurie Levenson will discuss the work of Loyola's Project for the Innocent in securing the exoneration of men and women who were wrongfully convicted and have spent decades in prison. In doing so, she will talk about how she was inspired by Jewish law and traditions to do this work, and why a commitment to justice is central to her Judaism and professional work.


This event takes place on North Campus and begins at 9:45 am with a lox & bagels and eggs breakfast in Raffle Hall followed at 10:30 am with Professor Levenson's lecture in the Sanctuary.


This program is generously sponsored by Peter & Marian Schwartz.


Laurie L. Levenson is a Professor of Law and David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School.  She is also the founder of Loyola’s Project for the Innocent.  Professor Levenson teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, trial advocacy and evidence and has authored numerous books and articles on criminal law.  She is also the author of Judaism and Criminal Justice (Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality 2011) and Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices – Death Penalty (JPS 2010).  Professor Levenson served for eight years as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and as Associate Dean of Loyola Law School from 1986-1989.  Professor Levenson regularly provides commentary for high-profile trials and legal matters.  She has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR and international broadcasts. 


Professor Levenson received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law and her A.B. from Stanford University.  She was Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review and clerked after law school for the Honorable James Hunter III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Professor Levenson is an active member of the Los Angeles Jewish community.  She has served on the Board of Directors for Bet Tzedek Legal Services and Los Angeles Hillel Council.  She is an active member of Sinai Temple.  Professor Levenson is married to Douglas Mirell, Esq.  They have three children:  Solomon (“Solly”) Mirell, Havi Mirell and Daniela Mirell. 

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