Kay L. Levine

Associate Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae



Areas of Expertise
Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Regulation of Sexuality


Kay Levine teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, regulation of sexuality and victimless crimes. Her research focuses on issues of prosecutorial behavior, sex crimes, statutory rape and the use of culture as a defense to crime. Professor Levine’s articles appear in numerous law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, including the Emory Law Journal, the Wake Forest University Law Review, the American Criminal Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, the Fordham Urban Law Journal and Studies in Law, Politics and Society.

Professor Levine graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University and received her JD from the University of California-Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where she served as an editor on the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal. She later earned both a masters and a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from UC Berkeley. Before joining Emory, Professor Levine served as a law clerk for the Honorable David Alan Ezra, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; as a deputy district attorney in Riverside County, California; as a criminal defense consultant; and as an adjunct faculty member of Boalt Hall.  

Education: AB, Duke University, 1990; JD, 1993, MA, 1999, PhD, 2003, UC-Berkeley.

Can Prosecutors be Social Workers?
Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-41, THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE AMERICAN PROSECUTOR, John Worrall, ed., SUNY Press, 2007 2006

No Penis, No Problem
Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-37, Fordham Urban Law Journal, 2006 2006

The Law is not the Case: Incorporating Empirical Methods into the Culture of Case Analysis
Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-39, Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2006 2006

The New Prosecution
Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-38, Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 1125, 2005 2005


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