Jennifer Levi - Professor of Law


A.B., Wellesley College
J.D., University of Chicago Law School


Professor Levi has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of women; children; the poor; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients. Most recently, Professor Levi was Senior Staff Attorney for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders in Boston. Prior to that, she was a Visiting Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, worked as an Associate Attorney for two Chicago law firms, and clerked in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston. Professor Levi served as Co-counsel for the seven same-sex couples who sued the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for denying them the right to obtain marriage licenses in Goodridge et al v. the Department of Public Health. The appeal led to the landmark Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that stated it was unconstitutional for the Commonwealth to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry.

Jennifer Levi's Google Scholar Profile

Scholarly Works


Courses Taught

Alternative Reproductive Techn.
Constitutional Law
Family Law
Federal Courts
Gender & the Law
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law