Leah Litman

Leah Litman is an Assistant Professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School, where she teaches and writes on constitutional law, federal post-conviction review, and federal sentencing. Her current research focuses on how legal processes and the federal courts constrain and constitute a system marked by profound racial and political disparities.

Her recent work has appeared or will appear in the California Law ReviewMichigan Law ReviewVirginia Law ReviewDuke Law Journal, and Northwestern Law Review, among other journals. Her writing for popular audiences has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostLos Angeles Times, and Slate; she also is a regular contributor to the Take Careblog. In addition, she is one of the co-hosts and creators of Strict Scrutiny, a podcast about the U.S. Supreme Court, and a co-creator, together with Emily Prifogle, of Women Also Know Law, a tool to promote the work of women and non-binary academics.

Professor Litman maintains an active pro bono practice. She was part of the litigation team in Garcia v. United States, one of the successful challenges to the rescission of the DACA program, for which the team was recognized as California Lawyers of the Year. In the Supreme Court, she was on the merits briefs in Hernandez v. Mesa and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

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