Susan Leviton

Law School Professor Emeritus




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  • BS, 1969, JD, 1972, University of Maryland


Susan Leviton, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She is Founder and Honorary Chair of Advocates for Children and Youth, a statewide child advocacy organization. In the past, she was the chairperson of the Maryland Human Relations Commission. Presently, she is on the Advisory Board of the Open Society Institute, Baltimore, Trustee of the Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation and Vice President of the Board of Free State Legal Services. Her areas of expertise include child abuse and neglect, special education, and juvenile delinquency. Leviton has lobbied extensively on behalf of children and families and has published numerous books and articles on related subjects. She was the recipient of the American Bar Association’s Third Annual Child Advocacy Award, the Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Child Advocacy Award and the recipient of the Founder’s Day Award for Public Service, University of Maryland, Baltimore campus.


Advocating for Children and Families in CINA Proceedings (1991) (with Larry M. Waranch). Abstract


Students Schooling Students: Gaining Professional Benefits While Helping Urban High School Students Achieve Success, 38 Journal of Law & Education 359 (2009) (with Justin A. Browne). Abstract

Children of Color With Mental Health Problems: Stuck in All the Wrong Places, 2 MARGINS 13 (2002), reprinted in 15th Annual Research Conference Proceedings, A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health, Expanding the Research Base 327 (2003).

Ethical Decisionmaking and Ethics Instruction in Clinical Law Practice, 3 Clinical Law Review 109 (1996) (with others). Abstract

African American Youth: Drug Trafficking in the Justice System, 93 Pediatrics 1078 (1994) (with others).

An Adequate Education for All Maryland's Children: Morally Right, Economically Necessary, and Constitutionally Required, 52 Maryland Law Review 1137 (1993) (with others).

Maryland's Exchangeable Children: A Critique of Maryland's System of Providing Services to Mentally Handicapped Children, 42 Maryland Law Review 823 (1983) (with others).