Ronald M. Levin

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Ronald M. Levin is the William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, where he specializes in administrative law and related public law issues.  He is the co-author of a casebook, State and Federal Administrative Law (3d ed. 2009) (with Michael Asimow), as well as a student text, Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2006) (with Ernest Gellhorn). He has published numerous articles and book chapters on administrative law topics, including judicial review, rulemaking, and legislative reform of the regulatory process.  In addition, Levin has written about the law of legislation, lobbying, and legislative ethics.

Levin has been continuously active in the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice for three decades and served as Section Chair from 2000-2001.  He was the ABA’s advisor to the drafting committee to revise the Model State Administrative Procedure Act.  He also has chaired the Section on Administrative Law and the Section on Legislation of the Association of American Law Schools. He has also served as a consultant to the Supreme Court of Indonesia.  Levin was elected in February, 2013, as a member of the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

Levin received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1972 from Yale University and his J.D. in 1975 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Article and Book Review Editor of the Law Review.  Before joining the law faculty of Washington University in 1979, he clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced for three years in Washington, D.C., with the firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.   Levin served as Associate Dean of the School of Law from 1990-1993.


  • William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Former Chair, ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice


  • 1972, B.A., Yale University
  • 1975, J.D., University of Chicago

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