Rosalie Berger Levinson

Senior Research Professor


J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law (1973)
M.A., Indiana University (Woodrow Wilson Fellow) (1970)
B.A., Indiana University (Phi Beta Kappa) (1969)

Courses Taught

Constitutional Law
Civil Rights Litigation
Federal Practice

Representative Scholarship

WHEREFORE ART THOU ROMEO: Revitalizing Youngberg’s Protection of Liberty for the Civilly Committed, (forthcoming 54 Boston College __(2013).

Gender-Based Affirmative and Reverse Gender Bias: Beyond Gratz, Parents Involved and Ricci, 34 Harv. J.L. & Gender 1 (2011), republished in Civil Rights Litigation and Attorneys Fees Handbook (forthcoming 2012).

Targeted Hate Speech and the First Amendment:  How the Supreme Court Should Have Decided Snyder, Suffolk U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012).

Who Will Supervise the Supervisors? Establishing Liability for Failure to Train, Supervise, or Discipline Subordinates in a Post-Iqbal/Connick World, 47 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 273 (2012).

The Many Faces of Iqbal, 43 Urb. Law. 529 (2011).

Time to Bury the Shocks-the-Conscience Test, 13 Chapman L. Rev. 307 (2010).

Misinterpreting “Sounds of Silence”: Why Courts Should Not “Imply” Congressional Preclusion of § 1983 Constitutional Claims, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 775 (2008).

Using Substantive Due Process to Rein in Abuses of Executive Power, 60 Fla. L. Rev. 519 (2008), republished in 24 Civil Rights Litigation and Attorneys Fees Handbook 227 (2008).

Professional Activities

Civil Rights Division of American Association of Law Schools Chair (1997-1998 and 2010-11)
Federal Judge Extern Program. Faculty Supervisor (1982-present)
Valparaiso University School of Law Honors Program Director (2007-present)
Quality Control Board for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Member (1996-present)
Jewish Community Relations Council of Northwest Indiana Member (1996-present)
Indiana Legal Education Conclave Committee on Action (1997)