Hillel Y. Levin

Associate Professor of Law & Georgia Law in Atlanta Director

B.A., Yeshiva University
J.D., Yale University


Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law
Education Law and Policy
Civil Procedure

Biographical Information: 

Hillel Y. Levin joined the Georgia Law faculty in the fall of 2008. He teaches courses on education law and policy, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law and civil procedure.

Levin’s expertise lies in education law and policy, statutory interpretation, church/state issues, constitutional law and judicial process. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the Illinois Law Review, the U.C. Davis Law Review, the Green Bag and several other leading journals. In addition, Levin serves on the advisory board of the peer-reviewed Education Law and Policy Review. He has also published and appeared in popular media and testified before the state legislature.

Levin is the 2013 recipient of the law school’s C. Ronald Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching. His innovative teaching methods have been recognized nationally and have earned him invitations to speak at conferences about teaching practical lawyering skills within the doctrinal classroom.

Levin came to UGA from Stanford Law School where he served as a Stanford Law Fellow and instructor. Previously, he served as a judicial clerk for Judge Thomas J. Meskill of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and for Judge Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He also specialized in complex litigation as an associate at Robinson & Cole.

He earned his his B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from Yale University, where he served as note and book note editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.

Publications & Activities


Beyond Absurd: Jim Thorpe and a Proposed Taxonomy for The Absurdity Doctrine, 68 Admin. L. Rev.119 (2016) (with J. Segal & K. Stanford).
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To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate: (When) Should the State Regulate Religion to Protect the Rights of Children and Third Parties, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 915 (2016) (with A. Jacobs & K. Arora).
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Rethinking Religious Minorities’ Political Power, 48 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1617 (2015).
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Book Review, The Nature of Legislative Intent, 30 Const. Comment. 89 (2015).

Tax Credit Scholarship Programs: A Model Statute for a Better Program, 1 Educ. L. & Pol'y Rev. 59 (2014) (peer reviewed).
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Tax Credit Scholarship Programs and the Changing Ecology of Public Education, 45 Ariz. St. L.J. 1033 (2013).
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A Reliance Approach to Precedent, 47 Ga. L. Rev. 1035 (2013).
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Contemporary Meaning and Expectations in Statutory Interpretation, 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1103 (2012).
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Resolving Interstate Conflicts Over Same-Sex Non-Marriage, 63 Fla L. Rev. 47 (2011).
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Conflicts and the Shifting Landscape Around Same-Sex Relationships, 41 Cal. W. Int'l L.J. 93 (2010).
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Iqbal, Twombly, and the Lessons of the Celotex Trilogy, 14 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 143 (2010).
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The Food Stays in the Kitchen: Everything I Needed to Learn About Statutory Interpretation I Learned by the Time I Was Nine, 12 Green Bag 337 (2009).
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Making the Law: Unpublication in the District Courts, 53 Villanova L. Rev. 973 (2009).
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What Do We Really Know About the American Choice-of-Law Revolution? (book review), 60 Stanford L. Rev. 247 (2007).
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Is There a Bias Against Education in the Jury Selection Process?, 30 Conn. L. Rev. 325 (2006).
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