Ronald M. Levin


Ronald (Ron) Levin

William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law


B.A., 1972, Yale University
J.D., 1975, University of Chicago

Curriculum Vitae




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Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6490


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 577

Courses Taught

Administrative Law
Civil Procedure
Election Law
Immigration Law


Ronald M. Levin, the William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law, specializes in administrative law and related public law issues. His coauthored books include a casebook, State and Federal Administrative Law, now in its fourth edition, and a student text, Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell, now in its sixth edition. He has testified before Congress on regulatory reform issues and has published numerous articles and book chapters on administrative law topics, including judicial review, rulemaking, and legislative reform of the regulatory process. He also has written about the law of lobbying and legislative ethics.  Professor Levin has been active in the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice for more than three decades and served as its Chair in 2000-01. He currently represents the Section in the ABA House of Delegates.  He also served as the ABA’s advisor to the drafting committee to revise the Model State Administrative Procedure Act. He is a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States and has chaired its Judicial Review Committee. He is also a member of the American Law Institute.  Before joining the law faculty, Professor Levin clerked for the Hon. John C. Godbold, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and practiced for three years in Washington, D.C., with the firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.  He was the Associate Dean of the School of Law from 1990-1993.

Representative Publications

Recent Scholarship

  • "Administrative Procedure and Judicial Restraint," 129 Harvard Law Review Forum 338 (2016)
  • "The REINS Act: Unbridled Impediment to Regulation," 83 George Washington Law Review 1446 (2015) [SSRN]

Books and Book Chapters

  • Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell (with J. Lubbers), West Academic Publishing (6th ed. 2017)
  • State and Federal Administrative Law (with M. Asimow), West Publishing (4th ed., 2014)
  • Administrative Law of the European Union: Judicial Review (with F. Emmert & C. Feddersen) (eds. George Bermann et al.), ABA (2008)