Ariana R. Levinson

Professor of Law

About

Professor Ariana Levinson's scholarship and teaching focus on labor and employment law issues and practical legal skills. Students have made the following observations about Professor Levinson’s teaching:

  • "Professor Levinson is one of the most amazing professors I have ever had the opportunity to experience ... Professor Levinson's effort, patience, attention to detail, and knowledge have made an unparalleled impact on me in the law school."
  • "Professor Levinson is an amazing professor! I recommend her to everyone as one of the teachers you should always take in law school at least once!"
  • "Professor Levinson is fun, interesting, and kind. She carefully makes sure we learn what we need to learn by laying out elements, giving us practical projects in class, and practical projects outside of class."
  • "She is excellent. She utilizes a plethora of teaching methods that are both effective and engaging."
  • "I love Professor Levinson. She is always one of my favorite professors. Not only is she clear, passionate, and knowledgeable, but I love how she doesn't take crap from anyone. She is really an inspiration to me as a female student, and I just admire her assertiveness and confidence."

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. 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.