Newsmaker: Jan Levine
Noteworthy: Levine will receive the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in legal writing. The award is presented annually by the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute. He'll receive the award in New York on Jan. 3.
Family: Wife, Doreen Regan, and adult son, Evan Regan-Levine.
Occupation: Associate professor and director of legal research and writing at Duquesne University Law School since 2007. He has taught at the Temple University Law School for 11 years; was on the faculty of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, for four years, and the University of Virginia for six years. He practiced law in the Boston area for eight years.
Background: Under Levine's leadership, the legal research and writing program at Duquesne's law school has become one of the top programs in the country, said Dean Ken Gormley.
Education: Bachelor's degree in sociology, State University of New York at Albany, 1975; law degree, Boston University, 1978.
Quote: “It was thrilling to be recognized by my colleagues across the country for the work I've done in the legal writing field over the past 28 years,” said Levine, who didn't know he was nominated until he received notice he'd won.
— John Oravecz
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