Marin K. Levy

Associate Professor of Law

Marin K. Levy’s teaching and research interests include civil procedure, judicial administration, remedies, and federal courts.   

Levy joined the Duke Law faculty in 2009, after serving as a clerk to Judge José A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Prior to her clerkship, she was an associate at Jenner & Block, LLP in Washington, D.C.

A 2007 graduate of the Yale Law School, Levy received an M.Phil in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine from the University of Cambridge in 2004.  She earned a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics (concentration in Bioethics) and in English from Yale College in 2003, graduating cum laude with distinction in both majors.

Levy is a co-author of Federal Standards of Review: Appellate Court Review of District Court Decisions and Agency Actions (2nd ed.) with Judge Harry T. Edwards and Linda A. Elliott. Levy's other publications include "Judging Justice on Appeal," 123 Yale L. J. 2386 (2014), "Judging the Flood of Litigation," 80 U. Chi. L. Rev (2013), "Judicial Attention as a Scarce Resource: A Preliminary Defense of How Judges Allocate Time Across Cases in the Federal Courts of Appeals," 82 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 401 (2013), "The Mechanics of Federal Appeals: Uniformity and Case Management in the Circuit Courts," 61 Duke L. J. 315 (2011), and "The Costs of Judging Judges by the Numbers," 28 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 313 (2010) with Kate Stith & Judge José A. Cabranes.  Her current works in progress include "Challenging the Randomness of Panel Assignment in the Federal Appellate Courts," "Visitors Among Us: The Role of Visiting Judges in the Federal Appellate Courts," and "Short-Circuiting Adjudication."