SPRINGFIELD, MA (12/21/2020) Jennifer Levi, Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law will serve on a bipartisan advisory committee assembled by United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) to review and provide recommendations on U.S. Attorney candidates for the District of Massachusetts.
The Advisory will solicit, interview, and comment on applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, the state’s top federal law enforcement officer.
“The strength of our justice system depends on the inclusion and participation of people from every community and walk of life,” says Levi. “It’s an honor to serve on this committee and get the chance to work to build a strong, diverse pool of candidates for such an important position.”
“Even though the timeframe is challenging, we hope the word gets out and that we hear from many qualified candidates,” added Levi. Applications must be completed and received by December 24, 2020. Interested candidates may access an application at https://www.warren.senate.gov.
Levi serves as Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law. Professor Levi has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of women; children; the poor; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered clients and is a key contributor to the law school’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies, which serves as a focal point for work in a broad number of areas relating to gender and sexuality. In addition, Levi is the director of GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project and a nationally recognized expert on transgender legal issues.
“The Advisory Committee plays an important role ensuring that a highly-qualified, fair-minded, and justice seeking candidate is appointed as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts,” said Senators Warren and Markey in a press release announcing the committee.
Levi joins distinguished members of the Massachusetts legal community including prominent academics and litigators on the committee that is chaired by former U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Gertner. They include: Elissa Flynn-Poppey, former Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Mitt Romney and Executive Director of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Office of the Governor of Massachusetts; Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean of the Boston University School of Law; Walter Prince, Partner at Prince Lobel and former president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association; Georgia Katsoulomitis, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute; and John Pucci, Partner and trial lawyer at Buckley Richardson.
Having just celebrated its Centennial, Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England serves 3,825 students, including 2,580 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the School of Law.
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