Susan Leviton

Susan Leviton is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. For the past 38 years she has directed a children’s law clinic where she has supervised law students representing children in need of special education or involved with the juvenile court because of delinquency or abuse or neglect. She also supervises law students who intern with members of the Maryland General Assembly and nonprofit agencies that advocate before the legislature. Previously, Leviton was the lobbyist for the Legal Aid Bureau and managing attorney of the Welfare Unit. She has published numerous books and articles on special education, juvenile delinquency, and child abuse and neglect, and has co-authored articles in the Maryland Law Review including “An Adequate Education for All Maryland’s Children: Morally Right, Economically Necessary, and Constitutionally Required,” and “Maryland’s Exchangeable Children: A Critique of Maryland’s System of Providing Services to Mentally Handicapped Children.”

Leviton is the founder and honorary chair of Advocates for Children and Youth, a statewide child advocacy organization. She is also a founder of the Women’s Law Center and has chaired the Maryland Human Relations Commission.