Jessica Levinson

Clinical Professor of Law; Editor, PoLawTics

Jessica Levinson is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law. She was previously an Adjunct Professor of Law and the Director of Political Reform at a non-profit, non-partisan think-tank. She also created and blogs for,

Her work focuses on election laws and governance issues, including campaign finance, ethics, ballot initiatives, redistricting, term limits, and state budgets. Jessica has authored research reports concerning election laws throughout the country, advised states and municipalities in drafting campaign finance ordinances, and testified at commission and committee meetings on various election law topics.

Jessica has appeared as an election law expert on television programs aired on NBC, ABC and the Fox News Network and radio programs aired on NPR, KNX and KFPK. Jessica regularly speaks to members of the press about election law issues, including reporters for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee and San Francisco Chronicle.

Jessica's publications include The Constitutionality of Bans on Corporate Contributions to Candidates, 45 U.S.F. L. REV. (forthcoming 2011), Timing Is Everything: A New Model for Countering Corruption Without Silencing Speech in Elections, 55 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. (forthcoming 2011), Is the Party Over? The Open Primary Process, 44 Loy. L. Rev. 461 (2011), Ballot Box Budgeting in California: The Bane of the Golden State or an Overstated Problem? (co-author), 37 HASTINGS CONST. L.Q. 101 (2010), and Bite Your Tongue in Europe: The European Court of Human Rights Strikes a Blow to the Freedom of Expression, 26 LOY. L.A. INT'L & COMP. L. REV. 483 (2004).

The views expressed in Jessica's posts are solely her own.