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Leon Letwin
Professor of Law Emeritus 
Ph.B. University of Chicago, 1948
LL.B. University of Wisconsin, 1952
LL.M. Harvard, 1968
UCLA Faculty Since 1964
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Leon Letwin’s writing and research interests include civil procedure, criminal law, and evidence. He has advanced the UCLA School of Law’s diversity program. He received the School of Law’s Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1983 and was elected Professor of the Year by the Class of 1975.

Professor Letwin engaged in a general law practice in Milwaukee during the 1950s and ’60s. While a UCLA Law School professor from the 1960s on, he undertook a number of pro bono cases, including the representation of college students in proceedings arising out of their participation in anti-war demonstrations and the representation of public school students seeking the right to distribute written material on school grounds without prior censorship by school authorities.

He is author of Evidence Law: Commentary, Problems, and Cases (1987) and editor of Assignments in Trial Practice (1964).