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Harvey Levin Memorial Fund

Established in 1978, this fund supports the purchase of library materials and the conferral of the Harvey Levin Award for Excellence in Teaching each year at Commencement.

History

This fund was established in 1978 through gifts from the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis as well as friends of Harvey Levin W’55 L’58. Following his graduation from Penn Law, Levin completed a clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harold Hitz Burton. He then began his career as an antitrust law specialist at the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling, before returning to his native Philadelphia to join Schnader. He also served as a Deputy City Solicitor.

With the support of this fund, Penn Law presents the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching each year at Commencement. The recipient is selected by a majority vote of students earning the degree of J.D. in each graduating class. Full-time faculty members during the three-year period prior to the year of the award are eligible recipients, and no faculty member may receive the award more than once in three consecutive years.

The prize money, which is the interest from the Harvey Levin Memorial Fund, is used to purchase books for the Biddle Law Library. Each volume purchased in recognition of the recipient bears a bookplate that identifies the faculty member honored in the year of the book’s acquisition. The recipient is also given an appropriate certificate at commencement exercises.

Scope

Income from this endowment is used to fund the purchase of books, periodicals, other printed material, computer programs and applications, and other data.

Harvey Levin Memorial Fund Book Plate