Raleigh Hannah Levine

Professor of Law

“To me, a successful lawyer is one who enjoys using his or her intelligence, experience, and expertise to help craft and refine the rules that govern our community. My goal, then, is to help law students begin to understand what those rules were, are, and should be, and to introduce them to some of the many satisfying ways in which they, as lawyers, can contribute to that evolutionary process.”


B.A., 1983, Wesleyan University
J.D., 1991, Stanford Law School


William Mitchell College of Law: professor of law, 2006-; associate professor of law, 2001-2006.

Associate in law and teaching fellow, Columbia School of Law, 1999-2001.

Adjunct professor, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1998.

Public interest fellow and staff attorney, Strumwasser & Woocher, Santa Monica, Calif., 1993-99.

George Slaff Fellow in First Amendment Law and cooperating attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, 1992-99.

Law clerk, Judge James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991-92.

News producer and copy editor, CNN Headline News, 1985-88.

Admitted: California, 1994.

Professional Focus

Professor Levine’s research interests include constitutional theory, First Amendment and mass media law, and election law.

Leadership & Service

Member, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota Board of Directors, 2005- .

Law School Honors

Law school honors include Order of the Coif; Graduation with Distinction; Note Editor, Stanford Law Review; Cummings and Matteson Awards (best moot court brief and moot court finalist); Oehlmann Prize (best research and writing by first-year law student); and Goldsmith Award (best student paper on dispute resolution)