David F. Levi has been Dean of Duke Law School since 2007, where he teaches courses on ethics and judicial behavior. Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
After law school, he clerked with Judge Ben C. Duniway of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell. He also served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California as a prosecutor and was appointed a U.S. Attorney.
Dean Levi was elected to ALI in March 1991 and was elected to the Council in October 2003.
EDUCATION: Harvard, B.A.; Stanford Law School, J.D.