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Adam Levitin awarded the Young Scholar's Medal of the American Law Institute

posted by Jean Braucher

Congrats to Credit Slip’s Adam Levitin for winning a prestigious honor! Of course, this award is well deserved.

The American Law Institute announced today that Adam Levitin of Georgetown Law Center has been awarded its Young Scholar’s Medal.  ALI says that this honor is “designed to recognize early-career law professors whose work is relevant to the real world and has the potential to influence improvements in the law.”

William Treanor, Dean of Georgetown Law Center, said: "Professor Levitin's work not only has the potential to improve American law, it already has influenced improvements in law in multiple areas across the financial sector."

Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court, who chaired the Young Scholars Medal Selection Committee, said, "Professor Levitin's work on the recent financial crisis has helped to guide lawmakers in the areas of housing finance and bank regulation."

Levitin will receive a cash prize, speak at an upcoming ALI Annual Meeting, and will plan a conference devoted to identifying legal subjects that would benefit from law reform.

As the ALI put it, “Professor Levitin's work focuses on financial regulation and the recent crisis in mortgage foreclosures. He has testified before Congress many times on topics including bankruptcy, bank regulation, consumer finance, and housing finance.”

Professor Levitin holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.Phil and an
A.M. from Columbia University, and an A.B. from Harvard College.  The ALI also honored at the same time Professor Amy Monahan of the University of Minnesota School of law, an expert in health care reform and public sector pensions.




Congratulations, Professor!

Congratulations. Well deserved. Keep up the great work on behalf of citizens, taxpayers and consumers.

It sounds like Professor Levitin was well-deserving of the prize. I'm glad to see a U of M professor honored too (being from the Twin Cities).

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