Kate Levine

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Assistant Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law


Kate Levine joined the St. John's University School of Law faculty in 2016. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Investigations, and Contemporary Topics in Criminal Law. 

Kate’s research interests are in the fields of criminal procedure, policing, and the ethics of criminal lawyering. In particular she looks at the administration of criminal justice for police who are accused of crimes with an eye to how the perceived and actual special treatment of these criminal suspects both highlights the dysfunction of the criminal justice system and presents a model for reform. Kate’s work has appeared or will appear in The Columbia Law Review, The Duke Law Journal, The Georgetown Law Journal, and The Iowa Law Review, among other publications. 

Kate graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and clerked for Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Before joining the law faculty, she was an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law School and an Appellate Public Defender representing clients before the New York Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division, Second Department.  She also spent a year as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. 

You can follow Kate on Twitter @klevine02.

Current Courses:

Statutory Analysis