Ariana R. Levinson

Prof. Ariana R. Levinson

Professor of Law, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Ariana R. Levinson is a nationally acclaimed and internationally recognized labor and employment law scholar and focuses her teaching on practical legal skills. She has often presented her research, including at Berkeley Law School, Fordham Law School, University of Leeds, and Universidad Carlos II de Madrid. Levinson’s work has been published in the Columbia Business Law Review and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. She has a forthcoming student co-authored article in the Harvard Journal on Legislation and is working on a hornbook on arbitration.

Professor Levinson received a Corey Rosen Research Fellowship from the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations for the 2012-13 academic year, and a Michael W. Huber Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year. In conjunction with the fellowships, she published "Founding Worker Cooperatives: Social Movement Theory and the Law" in the Nevada Law Journal and is working on a research project about the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative. Her article "What the Awards Tell Us about Labor Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims", published in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform was selected by blind review by Vanderbilt Law School faculty for presentation at the Branstetter New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop in May 2012.

In addition to writing about worker ownership and arbitration, Professor Levinson has also written a number of articles about workplace technology and privacy. Her most recent publications on this topic include a book chapter in the Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law

Professor Levinson is the faculty liaison to the Peggy Browning Fund and a co-planner of the Warns-Render Labor and Employment Law Institute, an annual labor and employment law continuing legal education program. She coaches the mock arbitration team and advises the Wagner moot court team. She is a Reviewer for the American Business Law Journal. Professor Levinson is admitted to practice in Indiana and California.

Prior to teaching at Brandeis School of Law, Professor Levinson taught at USC Gould School of Law and at UCLA School of Law. She clerked for the Honorable John G. Davies (United States District Court, Central District of California) and for the Honorable Myra C. Selby (Supreme Court of Indiana) and practiced labor law, including serving as a fellow for the AFL-CIO's Legal Department.

She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. During law school, she served as a contributing editor on the Michigan Law Review and was awarded the Robert S. Feldman Labor Law Award for the most outstanding work in that field. She also received a 2014-15 faculty favorite award from the University of Louisville Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning.


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