Law Professor Honored for Work in Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection
April 24, 2013 – The American Law Institute has named Georgetown Law Center professor Adam Levitin as one of its 2013 Young Scholars Medal winners.
The award, established in 2011, is presented every other year to early-career law professors “whose work is relevant to the real world and has the potential to influence improvements in the law.”
Amy Monahan, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, also received the award this year.
“Professor Levitin’s work on the recent financial crisis has helped to guide lawmakers in the areas of housing finance and bank regulation,” says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, chair of the Young Scholars Medal Selection Committee.
“These two scholars are true standouts, and the work they are doing is already changing the conversation in high-level policy debates,” Liu adds.
Levitin specializes in bankruptcy, commercial law and financial regulation. He frequently testifies on Capitol Hill on topics including consumer protection, bankruptcy, mortgaging, homeownership and debt – all focuses of his academic research.
Before joining Georgetown, Levitin practiced in the business finance and restructuring department of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, and as a law clerk to Judge Jane Richards Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
Last year, the professor was appointed to the new Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He also has served as special counsel to the Congressional Oversight Panel and as the Robert Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Levitin received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.