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Levy, Judith E.

Public Interest/Public Service Faculty Fellow

3226 South Hall
Judith E. Levy is director of the Law School's Public Interest/Public Service Faculty Fellows. She ​was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 25, 2013, to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on March 12, 2014, and she was subsequently appointed to the position. Prof. Levy previously had served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan since 2000, and was the Civil Rights Unit Chief for the past three years. Prior to that role, she was a trial attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Detroit before assuming a role with the U.S. Department of Justice. Prof. Levy specialized in large civil rights cases, including fair housing, fair lending, police misconduct, juvenile justice, and disability law. She has received numerous awards from the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division for her work on fair housing cases and was a 2004 recipient of a Department of Justice Director's Award for her work. At the Law School, she team-teaches seminars on policing and fair housing. Prof. Levy received her BS from the University of Michigan and her JD from Michigan Law. Prior to her clerkship with U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman in Detroit, she was an elected union official and chief negotiator for the service and maintenance employees at the University of Michigan for eight years.
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