Martin L. Levy
Professor of Law

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Martin L. Levy

Phone: (713) 313-7368
Email: mlevy@tmslaw.tsu.edu
Joined the faculty in 1972.

Additional Biographical Information

  • Associate Professor, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1973-1976)
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1972-1973)
  • Visiting Scholar, King's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (Summer 1973)
  • Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1970-1972) (Cross-Appointment to Vanier College, Political Science, York University, 1971-72)

Affiliations -return to top-
  • Texas Bar 1973
  • American Bar Association - Civil Rights and Liberties, Legal Education, Constitutional Law, Committees
  • Texas State Bar Association - Individual Rights and Liberties, Appellate Litigations, Committees
  • American Association of Law Schools - Constitutional Law Jurisprudence, Federal Courts, International Scholars, Committees

Publications -return to top-

Books/Casebooks

  • Levy, Constitutional Law Cases and Materials, Volume II, Individual Rights and Liberties, 3rd Edition, West Publishing (2005).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law Cases and Materials, Volume I, Governmental Powers, 3rd Edition, West Publishing, ISBN: 0-314-14680-6 (2005).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition, West Publishing, ISBN: 0-314-14680-6 (2004).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law, 4th Edition, West Publishing, ISBN: 0-312-172289, 1217 pages, Cases and Materials on Constitutional Law (2004).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law, Volume I, Governmental Powers, Volume II, Individual Rights and Liberties, 3rd Edition, West Publishing, ISBN: 0-314-14680-6, published as a two volume edition (619 pages) (2004).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law, 3rd Edition, West Publishing, ISBN: 0-314-14680-6 (2003).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law Cases and Materials, Supplement - Spring 2003, West Publishing, (2003).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law Cases and Materials, Volume 2, Individual Rights and Liberties, West Publishing (2003).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law Cases and Materials, Volume I, Governmental Powers, West Publishing, ISBN: 0-314-14680-6 (2003).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law, Volume Two, Individual Rights and Liberties, West Publishing (2002).
  • Levy, Constitutional Law, Volume One, Governmental Powers, West Publishing, ISBN: 0-314-14680-6 (2002).
  • Levy, Attitudes of the Most Likely to Succeed, York Law Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1971, (2nd printing 1973) available in the United States through Carswell Pub. Inc.
  • Levy, et. al., Introduction to Law, York Law Press, Toronto Ontario, Canada (1971), Revised Edition, York Law Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1972).

Articles

  • Levy, "The Thurgood Marshall School of Law," Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History, Oxford University Press, (scheduled 2009).
  • Levy, "The Civil Rights Act of 1964," Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History, Oxford University Press, (scheduled 2009).
  • Levy, "Desegregation and Integration [Public Education]," Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History, Oxford University Press, (scheduled 2009).
  • Levy, "Disenfranchisement of African Americans," Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History, Oxford University Press, (scheduled 2009).
  • Levy, "The Texas White Primary Cases," 33 T. MARSHALL L. REV. 223 (2008).
  • Levy, "Sarah Weddington," Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, Rutledge Press (2006).
  • Levy, "The Right of Privacy," Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, Rutledge Press (2006).
  • Levy, "The Fourteenth Amendment," Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, Rutledge Press (2006).
  • Levy, Separate But Equal IS Inherently Unequal, 28 T. MARSHALL L. REV. 121 (Brown v. Board of Education Commemorative Edition) (2003).
  • Levy, Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, T. MARSHALL L. REV. 245 (1990).
  • Levy, Free Speech, Making Law at TSU, The Voice, (December 1989).
  • Levy, The Brandies, Frankfurter Connection, 8 T. MARSHALL L. REV. 248 (1982).
  • Levy, The Brethren, A Readers Guide to the Inner Sanctums of the Supreme Court, 6 T. MARSHALL L. REV. 347 (1981).
  • Levy, Supreme Court, Minority Rights and Principled Adjudication, 2 TX. S. L. REV. 208 (Vol. II, Winter 1972).
  • Levy, Wealth, Fundamental Rights and Mr. Justice Marshall, 4 TX. S. L. REV. 2 (1977) (This article was a part of a special law review in honor of Mr. Justice Marshall and the designation of the Texas Southern School of Law in his name in 1976).
  • Levy, Sell Us Soap - Not Politics, Political Editorial Advertising, Southwest Advertising, June 1979.

Selected Briefs & Amicus Curie Contributions

  • Levy, et. al. Amicus Curie Brief, Edgewood Independent School District, Et. Al, v. William N. Kirby, Et Al, In the Supreme Court of the State of Texas. Cause No. C-8353. "Texas School Finance Case'. (Prepared for Senfronia Thompson, Member Texas House of Representatives)
  • Levy, et.al. Amicus Curie Brief, Edgewood Independent School District, Et. Al, v. William N. Kirby, Et Al, In the Court of Appeals for the Third Supreme Judicial District of Texas at Austin, Cause no. 3-7-190-CV. Prepared for Senfronia Thompson, Member Texas House of Representatives)
  • Levy, et al, all jurisdictional briefing and support in, Moore, Et Al v. City Of Houston, In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. "The HPD Hold Litigation."
  • Harrington v. Harris, 118 F.3d 1994, successful and precedent setting litigation in employment discrimination.
  • Memorandum to the Texas Legislature in support of the Byrd Hate Crime legislation. (2001)

Selected Presentations -return to top-
  • Bakke, Southern Methodist Law School
  • The Meaning of Watergate, College of the Mainland. 1974
  • Rawl's: A Theory of Justice; Right is Might. Spring 1991, Fall 1992, TMSL
  • Recent Trends in Search and Seizure Law, Law Day, 1992
  • Participant and Presenter, Civil Rights Symposium on, Brown v. Board of Education, State Bar Individual Rights Conference. 1990
  • 1978 PBS Presentation on the "Texas School Finance Litigation", Channel 8, ALMANAC.
  • Bi-Weekly Radio Talk Show Host with Rob McKinnon, subject matter, Constitutional Law, KENR, 1070 AM, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Mondays.
  • Why We Are Here, Presentation on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. (Published in Volume XII, The Faculty Voice, Publication for Black Colleges and Universities).
  • Presentation to the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice and The Texas House Judiciary Committee on the proposed Texas Hate Crime Legislation. (2001)\“The Iraq War,” Presentation, panel discussion, TMSL, Spring, 2003.
  • “The Patriot Act.” Presentation and panel discussion, TMSL, Spring, 2003.
  • “Separate but Equal IS Inherently Unequal,” Presentation, panel discussion, Houston Joint Faculty Meeting, (Houston, South Texas, TMSL), February 24, 2004, Kroft Hall University of Hous-ton.
  • Brown v. Board, 50th Anniversary, Presentation and panel dis-cussion, TMSL, 3/25/2004.
  • “The Texas White Primary Cases.” This paper was presented at The Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting, March 6, 2008, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Selected Consultations, Grants & Fellowships -return to top-
  • Houston Endowment Association Grant, Scholar in Residence, Cambridge. University, Cambridge, England, 1973
  • Consultant, to the Honorable Barbara Jordan, during her tenure on the House Judiciary Committee, inclusive of the Nixon impeachment hearings.
  • Community Development Corporation Grant, Federal Fair Housing Project, 1975.
  • Harris County Democratic Study Group, Review and Recommended Changes to the Texas Constitution, 1976.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Participant in program planning grant in law and the humanities, KOUH-TV, Houston, Texas. 1978.
  • Consultant, U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Sub-Committee on Civil Rights and Police Practices, Chaired by Representative Conner's.
  • Title XI Grant to Integrate Academic and Clinical Faculty. This grant led to formation of the ACLU/Thurgood Marshall "Pre-trial" release project.
  • More, et. al. v. The City of Houston, et. al. All jurisdiction preparation for the "Texas Hold Case", now cited in a variety of Criminal Procedure texts and treatise.
  • Consultant, to the City of Donna, Texas, on a variety of constitutional matters.
  • Consultant, and preparation of challenge to Texas Rule 327, Robinson v. Dolcifeno.
  • Consultant, to the Honorable Senfronia S. Thompson, on a variety of her Committee Chairpersonships and assignments. The following legislation is a direct by-product of this consultation:
  • Amendment to the Texas Penal Code in Sexual Abuse of Children.
  • Amendment to the Texas Constitution to return land in Leon County to Black Farmers.
  • Memorandum on the Bumper Sticker Obscenity Law and the First Amendment.
  • Amicus Curiae Brief to the Third Court of Civil Appeals in Austin, Texas on Public School Finances, 1989.
  • Amicus Curiae Brief to the Texas Supreme Court, Texas on Public school Finances, 1989.
  • Research in support of the Texas Open Meeting Law.
  • Research in support of Judicial Redistricting and the Impact on Minorities.
  • Research on the negative impact of minority appointment to the Judiciary in the Texas and Missouri Plans.
  • Development of Texas legislation allowing the State Attorney Generals Office to defend its officers accused of federal civil rights violation, while not waving its 11th Amendment immunity. Memorandum prepared to test the Constitutionality of proposed City of Houston ordinance to relocate the homeless.
  • Consultant, inclusive of guest appearances, to Channel 2 and Channel 11, Houston, on the impact and meaning of recent Supreme Court decisions.
  • Consultant to the House Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on proposed Texas Hate Crime Legislation.
  • Consultant and academic support to Senator Rodney Ellis and Representative Senfronia Thompson on Texas Hate Crime Legislation. Witness before the Texas Senate and House Criminal Justice Committee. Spring 1999 Legislative Session, Spring 2001 Legislative Session.
  • Expert/Resource Witness: Appearance and Presentation to the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice and The Texas House Judiciary Committee on the proposed Texas Hate Crime Legislation.
  • On the floor of the Texas Senate to aid Senator Rodney Ellis during the debate and adoption of the Byrd Hate Crime Legislation
  • Recognition Received for Academic Support for the Byrd Hate Crime Legation, passed during the 2001 Legislative Session.
  • Consultant to the Honorable Senfronia Thompson, Legislative Re-districting. Spring 2003, and Summer 2003 Legislative Sessions.
  • Consultant to the Honorable Senfronia Thompson, Legislative Session, Spring 2005.