Judith E. Levy is director of the Law School's Public Interest/Public Service Faculty Fellows and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan, where she serves as the Civil Rights Unit Chief. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 25, 2013, to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. She previously served as 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 specializes 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.