Law, Science and Children’s Legal Rights: An Evolving Landscape

April 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Marsha Levick, BA, JD

Sponsored by the Ewald W. Busse Lecturship
Marsha Levick, Chief Legal Officer, co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. In her legal career, she has been an advocate for children's and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law. She oversees Juvenile Law Center's litigation and appellate docket and has successfully litigated challenges to unlawful/harmful laws, policies/practices on behalf of children in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Levick spearheaded Juvenile Law Center's litigation arising out of the Luzerne County, PA juvenile court judges' corruption scandal. She has authored/co-authored numerous appellate and amicus briefs in state and federal appeals courts throughout the country in key recent US Supreme Court cases and served as co-counsel in the Montgomery v Louisiana Supreme Court case. She is a frequent speaker/lecturer on children's rights nationwide, and co-authored numerous scholarly articles on children's rights. She serves on boards of the Louisiana Center for Children's Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center, and is a member of the Dean's Council, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Levick has received numerous awards for her work and was a finalist for The Legal Intelligencer 2016 Attorney of the Year. She graduated from the Univ of PA and Temple Univ Law School, and is an adjunct faculty member at Temple Univ Beasley School of Law.
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