“ Prosecutors ought to spend a lot more time thinking about the real world consequences of what they are imposing on defendants. ”
Kay Levine is a law professor and the assistance dean of faculty at Emory University School of Law. She teaches courses on criminal procedure and criminal law. Prior to joining the Emory Law faculty in 2003, she worked as a law clerk for the Honorable David Allen Ezra, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; a deputy district attorney in California; a criminal defense consultant; and an adjunct faculty member at Berkeley Law. Levine’s research and writing focuses on how prosecutors make their decisions and interpret ethical rules. Her current projects include a book entitled The Inside World of Prosecution in conjunction with Professor Ron Wright of Wake Forest University Law School and a piece with the National Science Foundation called Race, Place, and Discretion examining drug-free zone laws. Her articles have been published in numerous journals, including the Emory Law Journal, the Wake Forest University Law Review, and the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.