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Lunch with the Expert – UC Hastings Faculty Series: Scope of the Pardon Power with David Levine and Aaron Rappaport

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a fireside chat with David Levine and Aaron Rappaport as they discuss the Scope of the Presidential Pardon Power.


Professor David Levine is a graduate of the University of Michigan in psychology and history, he also studied at University College, University of London on the London Exchange Fellowship, researching in the area of developmental psychology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the law review and a legal writing instructor.

Prior to joining the UC Hastings faculty in 1982, Professor Levine lived in New Orleans while serving as a law clerk to Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was also an associate in the litigation department of Morrison and Foerster in San Francisco. He served as Associate Academic Dean from 1989-1991 and, for several years, was the advisor for the Civil Litigation Concentration.

He is coauthor or coeditor of seven books, including Remedies: Public and Private and California Civil Procedure, as well as the author of articles on civil procedure, torts and institutional reform litigation. He has served as the Reporter for the District of Nevada’s Committee on the Implementation of the Civil Justice Reform Act and as a research analyst for the Northern District of California’s Early Neutral Evaluation Program.

Professor Levine has spent semesters as a visiting professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, St. John’s University and New York Law School. He has also taught short courses six times in Italy and England.

Professor Aaron Rappaport was born and raised in New York City. He attended Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in engineering, and Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Law & Policy Review.

After graduating from law school, Professor Rappaport held several positions within the federal government, ultimately working in each of its branches. He first clerked for the Honorable Stephen Breyer, then Chief Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Entering the political fray, he served for three years as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, and then, during the budget battle of 1996, joined the Clinton Administration to serve as an Assistant Director of the National Economic Council. From 1996 to 1998, Professor Rappaport was a member of the General Counsel’s staff of the Federal Communications Commission, where he represented the FCC in litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals. In addition to his government work, Professor Rappaport has been an editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter, a criminal sentencing journal, since 1996.

Professor Rappaport’s academic interests include criminal law, sentencing law, jurisprudence, moral theory, and telecommunications law.




Register Here: https://uchastings.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckceChqjIsH9L4Ex5tzhayonxu9ZZQNvYC


January 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA United States

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