October 16, 2014 9AM
Riverside, California


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Brian Levin

Criminologist and Attorney


Criminologist and attorney Brian Levin is a professor of criminal justice and Director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino where he specializes in analysis of legal issues, terrorism, national security and hate crime.

Previously, Professor Levin served as Associate Director-Legal Affairs of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Klanwatch/Militia Task Force in Montgomery, Alabama and as a corporate litigator for the law firm of Irell & Manella. He was also a third generation New York City Police Officer in the Harlem and Washington Heights sections of Manhattan during the crack wars of the 1980s. Mr. Levin is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was awarded the Block Civil Liberties Award and the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with multiple honors. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the State of California.

He is the author, co-author, or editor of books, scholarly articles and various U.S. Supreme Court briefs. Mr. Levin has testified before both Houses of Congress and has appeared in every major American newspaper and news magazine, all domestic broadcast and cable television news networks, as well as many others around the world. He is also a frequent front page contributor to the Huffington Post.

His proudest accomplishment is being a single parent of two young sons.