Professor Adam Levitin Honored by American Law Institute

April 18, 2013 —

Professor Adam Levitin Professor Adam Levitin

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Adam Levitin has been selected as one of two recipients of the American Law Institute’s 2013 Young Scholars Medal. The other recipient is Professor Amy B. Monahan of the University of Minnesota Law School.

“These two scholars are true standouts, and the work they are doing is already changing the conversation in high-level policy debates,” said California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, chair of the Young Scholars Medal Selection Committee.

Established in 2011 and awarded every other year, the Young Scholars Medal recognizes “early-career law professors whose work is relevant to the real world and has the potential to influence improvements in the law.”

“Professor Levitin’s work on the recent financial crisis has helped to guide lawmakers in the areas of housing finance and bank regulation,” said Liu.

Levitin specializes in bankruptcy, commercial law and financial regulation. His research focuses on consumer and housing finance, payments and debt restructuring.

Before joining the Georgetown Law faculty, Levitin practiced in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and served as law clerk to Judge Jane Richards Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

In 2012, Levitin was appointed to the new Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He has also served as special counsel to the Congressional Oversight Panel and as the Robert Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute. He frequently testifies on Capitol Hill on topics including consumer protection, bankruptcy, mortgaging, homeownership and debt.

Levitin holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.Phil and an A.M. from Columbia University and an A.B. from Harvard College. 


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