Benjamin Levin

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building Room 448
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 448
Phone: (303) 735-5981

Benjamin Levin studies criminal law and its collateral consequences. His research focuses on the ways in which the criminal justice system interacts with tort, civil rights, and labor and employment law. His scholarship has appeared in journals including the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, the Boston College Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Harvard Law Review Forum. His writing for general audiences has appeared in OnLabor, Salon, and Time.

Prior to joining the Colorado Law faculty, Professor Levin served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he designed and taught an upper-level elective, Overcriminalization and the Limits of Criminal Law, in addition to teaching First-Year Legal Research and Writing. In 2016, he was an inaugural recipient of the Harvard Law School Student Government Teaching and Advising Award, as nominated and voted on by the student body.

Before entering academia, Professor Levin worked at the civil rights firm of Neufeld Scheck and Brustin, LLP, where he focused on cases involving police and prosecutorial misconduct. He also clerked for Judge Lawrence E. Kahn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

He earned his B.A., with distinction, from Yale University and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he received the Irving Oberman Memorial Award for law and social change and served as an Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.


Spring 2018 Criminal Law LAWS 5503-801
Fall 2017 Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process LAWS 7045-801