BA, Duke University; PhD, Harvard University; JD, Stanford Law School
After completing his law degree, Mr. Levinson clerked for James McMillan in the Western District of North Carolina (Charlotte) and then practiced for a year with the Children’s Defense Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He subsequently taught at Princeton from 1975-79 before moving to the University of Texas Law School in January 1980, where he now holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. Centennial Chair in Law; he is also a Professor of Government. He has been a regular visitor at the Harvard and Yale law schools, as well as a visiting professor in Europe, Israel, New Zealand, and Australia. His most recent books are Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It) (2006) and Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance (2012). In addition to his array of scholarly articles and books, he regularly blogs on Balkinization. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001. His recent interests focus on constitutional design.