McGeorge School of Law

Lawrence Levine

Director, Summer Program in Salzburg, Professor of Law
Lawrence C. Levine
Phone: 916.739.7155

BA, Allegheny College
JD, University of California, Hastings


It is an exhilarating honor to get to introduce new law students to the delights that come from developing the skills to ‘think like a lawyer,’ especially in the context of the ever-fascinating context of tort law.

After graduating from University of California, Hastings College of the Law with honors, Professor Levine clerked for Judge Eugene F. Lynch (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California). He then was an associate with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco for two years. Professor Levine was also an adjunct faculty member of UC Hastings College of Law before coming to McGeorge in 1985. Professor Levine has authored several books and articles on the subject of torts. He is the co-author of A Torts Anthology and is a co-author of the torts treatise, Understanding Torts, and a torts casebook, Tort Law and Practice.

Professor Levine has been a frequent panelist, lecturer, and speaker on legal issues involving torts and sexual orientation. He has served on the State Bar Committee on Sexual Orientation Discrimination as well as the board of directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of Northern California and Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians. He was the chairperson of the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues Subcommittee and a member of LSAC’s Services and Programs committee. Professor Levine served on the Board of Directors of the National Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association and is a member of the American Law Institute. Professor Levine is a member of the American Law Institute. He has been a visiting professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Davis and at New York Law School.



Sexual Orientation and the Law

Legal Profession

Representative Scholarship and Activities



Tort Law and Practice (5th ed. 2016) (with Dominick Vetri, Joan E. Vogel & Ibrahim J. Gassama).

The Restatement of Gay (?), 79 Brooklyn L. Rev. 621 (2014) (with Prof. C. Joslin)

Understanding Torts (5d ed. LexisNexis 2013) (with John Diamond & M. Stuart Madden).

"Justice Kennedy's "Gay Agenda": Romer, Lawrence, and the Struggle for Marriage Equality," 44 McGeorge L. Rev. 1-30 (2013).

Tort Law and Practice (with Dominick Vetri et al., 4th ed. LexisNexis 2011).

An Assessment of the Law School Climate for GLBT Students, 58 J. Legal Educ. 214 (2008) (with Kelly Strader et al.).

Understanding Torts (with John Diamond & M. Stuart Madden, 3d ed. LexisNexis 2007).

Tort Law and Practice (with Dominick Vetri et al., 3d ed. LexisNexis 2006).