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Martin Levine

Martin Levine

USC Vice Provost and Senior Advisor to the Provost; Of Counsel, USC Office of the General Counsel; UPS Foundation Chair in Law and Gerontology, and Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

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Last Updated: July 5, 2018




Martin L. Levine, who is a psychoanalyst as well as a lawyer, is an expert on elder law, mental health law and criminal law. He holds joint appointments in the USC Davis School of Gerontology and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.  He teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Aging and the Law, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, and Psychoanalysis and Law.

Levine’s publications include Law and Psychology (ed., New York University Press, 1995), Legal Education (ed., New York University Press, 1993), and Age Discrimination and the Mandatory Retirement Controversy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989).

Levine received his BA summa cum laude with distinction in Sociology from Brandeis University, his JD with Honors from Yale Law School, and the honorary degree LLD from the University of San Fernando Valley. He clerked for The Honorable J. Skelly Wright, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Levine was President of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, founding President and Executive director of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, and general counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights.

Books

  • Law and Psychology (ed. and contributor) (New York University Press, 1995).
  • Legal Education (New York University Press, 1993).
  • Age Discrimination and the Mandatory Retirement Controversy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989).
  • Law and Aging: International Variations (edited with S. Bergman) (Israel: Brookdale Institute of Gerontology and Adult Human Development, 1988).
  • The Current Status of Juvenile Law (University of Southern California, Delinquency Control Institute, 1971).
  • Property as an Idea and a Process (ed.) (Columbia Law School, 1969).
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement (ed.) (USC Law School, 1968).
  • The Process of Criminal Justice (edited with H. Solomon) (USC Law School, 1966).
  • The Legitimation and Allocation of Property (edited with G. Lefcoe) (USC Law School, 1964).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Torture." In Violence in America: An Encyclopedia (Ronald Gottesman and Richard Maxwell Brown, eds.) (Scribner, 1999).
  • "Real People: On the Relevance to Law of Emotions, Mistakes and the Rest of Psychology." In Law and Psychology (New York University Press, 1995).
  • "Foreword" (Symposium: The Works of Joseph Raz). 62 Southern California Law Review 731 (1989). - (Hein)
  • "Aging: A New Human Rights Concern: A Policy-Oriented Perspective" (panel discussion). 1987 American Society of International Law Proceedings 169.
  • "Developments in Patients' Rights Since the Mental Health Systems Act" (with M. Lyon-Levine and J. Zusman). 9 Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter 146 (1985). - (Hein)
  • "Education in Law and Gerontology: Four Puzzles." 2 Noble Science (1985).
  • "Rethinking Tarasoff: Beyond the Duty to Warn." 1 Legal Aspects of Psychiatric Practice (1985).
  • "Clinicolegal Aspects of Treating Demented Patients" (with others). 14 Psychiatric Annals 209 (1984).
  • "Ethical Conflicts at the Interface of Psychiatry and Advocacy" (with M. Lyon). 35 Hospital and Community Psychiatry 665 (1984).
  • "Making Medical Decisions for the Alzheimer's Patient: Paternalism and Advocacy" (with others). 14 Psychiatric Annals 206 (1984).
  • "Excuse: Duress." In 2 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (S.H. Kadish, ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1983).
  • "Excuse: Infancy." In 2 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (S.H. Kadish, ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1983).
  • "Research in Law and Aging." In Annual Editions: Aging, 1983 (Dushkin, 1983).
  • "Four Models for Age/Work Policy Research." 20 Gerontologist 561 (October 1981); abstracted in 6 Aging and Work 316 (1983).
  • "Introduction: The Frame of Nature, Gerontology, and Law." 56 Southern California Law Review 261 (1982). - (Hein)

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