1997.03.19 – Leon Letwin Resume – OCR

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NOTE

March 19, 1997

In addition to the UCLA courses taught through 1993 (see Resume), I taught Civil

Procedure at the UCLA Law School during 1994, 1995 and 1996.

In respect to Professional Activities, I have (together with Richard Wasserstrom) completed a death penalty appeal to the California Supreme Court (People v. Sims) and a Petition for a

Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Wasserstrom and I are now engaged in another death penalty appeal to the California Supreme Court in People v. Sturm.

I have made a check mark before each item in the attached resume that more or less bears directly on the subjects of Criminal Law or of the death penalty in the United States.

Leon Letwin

 

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NAME: Leon Letwin

ADDRESS:

BIRTH DATE:

2226 Manning Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064

December 29, 1929

EDUCATION:

Universityo f Chicago,P h.B., 1950

University of Wisconsin, LL.B., 1952

Harvard University, LL.M., 1969

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

Legally related employment:

Private practice of law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1952-54: 1957-62

Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 1963-64

UCLA SERVICE

ACADEMICA ND ADMINISTRATIVET ITLES:

Associate in Law, 1964-65

Acting Associate Professor of Law, 1965-68

Professor of Law, 1968-

LAW SCHOOL COURSES TAUGHT: (§8)

Date No. ~

Yr. 1964-65 110. LEGALR ESEARCHA NDW RITING

Yr. 1965-66 100. CONTRACTS

~ 1966 230. TRIAL AND APPELLATE PRACTICE

Yr. 1966′”67 14~. PROCEDURE

F-W 1966-67 211. EVIDENCE

~ 1967 249. TRIAL TACTICS AND TECHNIQUE

Yr. 1967-68 145. PROCEDURE

~ 1967 249. TRIAL TACTICS AND TECHNIQUE

w 1968 211. EVIDENCE

F 1968 211. EVIDENCE

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F 1968 338. SEMINAR..I NTERNALL AWO F ACADEMIC

INSTITUTIONS 2

~1969 145. PROCEDURE 6

1969 249. TRIAL TACTICS At’JD TECHNIQUE 3

F-W 1969-70 100. CONTRACTS 8

w 1970 338. SEMINAR-INTERNALLA W OF ACADEMIC

INSTITUTIONS 2

s 1970 211. EVIDENCE 5

F-W 1971.. 7 2 14S. PROCEDURE 6

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Enrollment

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F 1971 211. EVIDENCE 5 108

~ 1972 249. TRIAL TACTICS AND TECHNIQUE 3 §1 – 26 s 1972 338. SEMINAR-INTERNALL AW OF ACADEMIC

INSTITUTIONS 2 10

F 1972 211. EVIDENCE s 167

W-S 1973 145. PROCEDURE 6 §4 – 86

~ 1973 121. CRIMINAL LAW II 3 §3 – 86

F-W 1973-74 145. PROCEDURE 6 §4 – 97

F 1973 211. EVIDENCE s §2 -157

~ 1974 121. CRIMINAL LAW II 3 §2 • 80 w 1975 211. EVIDENCE s §2 • 83 s 1975 206. CONSTITUTIONAL AWI I 3 95 s 1975 309. SEMINAR CONSTITUTIONAL

LITIGATION 2 8

1975 206. CONSTITUTIONAL AWI l3 3 ll8

197S-76 145. PROCEDURE 6 §1 – 86

1976 211. EVIDENCE 5 48

1976 211. EVIDENCE 5 160

1976-76 145. PROCEDURE 6 §4 – 1S

1977 148. CONSTITUTIONALA W I 4 §1 – 66

197i 121. CRIMINALL AWI l ~., §4 .. 88

1977 338. SEMINAR-INTERNALLA W OF ACADEMIC

INSTITUTIONS 2 9 w 1978 211. EVIDENCE s 123 Yr. 1978-79 14S. PROCEDURE s §3 – 80

~ 1978 563. SEMINARI N CRIMINALA ND CIVIL

s PROCEDURES IS. YEAZELL 2 16 1978 211. EVIDENCE 3 §1 • 74 s 1979 211. EVIDENCE 3 §1 – 74 F-S 1979-80 14S. CIVIL PROCEDURE 5 §3 – 86 s 1980 211. EVIDENCE 3 109 }: 1980 145. CML PROCEDURE 5 §3 – 99 i-,} 1981 211. EVIDENCE 3 §1 • 98 1981 503. SEMINAR/CRIMINALLA W 2 8

F 1981 Sabbatical Leave s 1982 211. EVIDENCE 4 §2 -106

F 1982 145. CMLPROCEDURE s §2 – 83 s 1983 5.64. SE~NAR-EVIDENCE 2 12 s 1983 211. EVIDENCE 3 119 F 1983 14S. CMLPROCEDURE s §4 • 79 s 1984 211. EVIDENCE 4

F 1984 145. CIVILP ROCEDURE 5 §1 – 82 s 1985 211. EVIDENCE 4 §1 • 92

F 198S 211. EVIDENCE 3 §1 • 111 F 1986 211. EVIDENCE 3 §2 – 63 s 1986 Sabbatical Leave

p 1986 145. CIVILP ROCEDURE s §1 – 74 s 1987 211. EVIDENCE 4 §2 .. 12S

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Yr. 1987-88 145. CIVIL PROCEDURE 6

s 1988 211. EVIDENCE 4

F 1988 14S. CIVIL PROCEDURE 5

F 1988 201. CONSTITUTIONAL AW II §2 3

s 1989 211. EVIDENCE §2 4

F 1989 145. CIVIL PROCEDURE §2 5

s 1990 Absence of Leave

F 1990 211. EVIDENCE §2 4

s 1991 145. CIVIL PROCEDURE §10-12 5

1..—r 1991 S03. SEMINAR • CRIMINAL LAW 3

F 1991 120. CRIMINAL LAW I §7-9 4

s 1992 Sabbatical

J__:;,– 1992 120. CRIMINAL LAW I §4-6 4

s 1993 211. EVIDENCE §2 4

LAW SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP: (§9)

Admissions and Standards Committee, 1966-68, 1968-69 (Chair), Fall 1985.

Special Comminee on Minority Group Admissions, 1966-68 (Chair).

Committee on First-Year Curriculwn 1967-68.

Law School Grading Revision Committee, 1968-69.

Standards Committee, 1971-72; 1973-74; 1975-76; 1990-91.

Curriculum Committee. 1965-66; 1972-73 (Chair); 1974-75; 1982-83 (Chair).

LEOP Committee, 1976-77.

AppointmerusC ommittee,1 977-79;1 979-80( Chair); 1983-85:1 989-90.

Student-FacultyR elationsC ommittee,1 980-81( Chair); 1981-82{ S); 1986-87( Chair).

Admissions Reading Subcommittee. 1980-81.

Externship Cormnittee (Chair), 1987-88; 1991-92 (S).

Advisor, National Lawyers Guild, 1987-88.

Placement Committee. 1988-89.

Public Interest Committee, 1992-93 (Chair).

OTHER UNIVERSITY TEACHING: (§11)

Doctoral Committee (Psychology), 1979-81.

Doctoral Committee (Education), 1981-82.

ACADE~UCS ENATEC OMMITTEEM EMBERSlilP(:§ 12)

Committee on Equal Opponunity (Chair), 1968-72; 1973-74.

University Welfare Committee, 1968-69.

Statewide Committee on University Welfare, 1968-70.

Committee on Status of Women and Equal Opponunity. 1972-73, Chair).

Ad Hoc Affirmative Action Conunittee, 1972-73.

Ad Hoc Committeeto Reviewt he In ResidenceP rofessorS eries, 1977-78.

Privilegea nd Tenure Committee,1 977-80,1 978-79( Chair); 1979-80; 1981-83.

Statewide Senate Privilege and Tenure Committee, 1979-82.

Legal Advisor to U.C. Santa Cruz Privilege and Tenure Committee,

in connection with hearings in two cases before that Committee, 1982-83.

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Grievance Procedure Review Committee, 1987-88; 1988 (Chair).

Academic Personnel Procedure Committee (Zabin Committee). 1987-88.

Privilege and Tenure Grievams’ Committee, 1992-93.

OTHER UNIVERSITYS ERVICEA ND ACTIVITIES(:§ 14)

Chancellor’sF aculty-StudentS teering Committeeo n MinorityR ecruitmenta nd Curriculum,

1967-68.

Chancellor•sS teering Committeeo n Ethnic Programs Task Force. Summer, 1968.

HearingO fficero n a non-academiacp peal,M arch-April1, 969.

Faculty Advisory Committeet o the Afro-AmericanC enter, 1969-70,1 975-76.

Chancellor’s Conunittee on University Goals, 1969-70.

Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Coordinating Council for Campus Equal Opportunity

Programs, 1971-72.

Chancellor•Cs ommittee on Status of Women, 1972-74.

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action, 1976-78 (Chair, Winter 1978).

Affiliated faculty member of Graduate School of Education, 1978-81.

Special Hearing Committee to decide recommendations in relation to medical school charges

again.sat facultym ember,F ebruary 1984.

Committee to conduct Five-year Review of Ethnic Centers. 1984-85.

Ad hoc Personnel Review Committee, 1986-87 (Chair); 1987-88 (Chair).

MEMBERSHIPSIN PROFESSIONALS OCIETIES:( §1 6)

Wisconsin Bar Association.

California Bar Association.

Associationo f AmericanU niversityP rofessors.

SERVICET O PROFESSIONALS OCIETIESA ND ORGANIZATIONS:( §17)

Associationo f AmericanL aw Schools:

Committee on Minorities, 1968-68.

Subcommitteoe n Curriculuma nd MinorityG roups, 1968-69.

Curriculum Study Project, 1969-70.

Panel Member, AALS Convention, December1 968–MinorityS tudents and the Law.

SERVICET O EDUCATIONALA ND GOVERNMENTAALG ENCIES: (§19)

Faculty Member, Harvard Law School Special Summer Program to encourage

Negro college students to undertake careers in law (Summer, 1966).

Member. Board of Directors, Los Angeles Neighborhood Legal Services Society, Inc. 1966-

67.

Director,L egal EducationO pportunityP rogramo f Southern California, 1968.

L—Member, City Attorney’s Advisory Committee on Criminal Procedures~ 1973-74.

Director, Council on Legal Education Opportunity 1977 Summer Institute (UCLA).

Board Member, Student Press Law Center. Washington, D.C., 1977 .. 80.

Appeared as attorney before California Supreme Coun in three cases of public importance:

~a) Pitchess v. Echeveria, 11 Cal. 3d S31 (1974) (upheld discoverability of prior

complaints against police charging brutality, in a battery against police officer

case).

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b) Bright v. L. A. Unified School District, 18 Cal. 450 (1978) (affirming the

right of public school children to distribute independent ( ”underground 1

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newspapersw ithoutp rior censorshipb y schoolo fficials),

California v. McKeller, hearing granted before Californian State Court (issue:

the constitutionalityo f the Californias tatutoryr ape law in light of itS

discriminatoryc riminalizationo f sexuala ctivityf or the male).

~pointed to represent, together with Richard Wasserstrom, a death row inmate in his appeal

to the California Supreme Court, February 1988 {People v. Sims). Case pending.

INVITED LECTURES, PAPERS AT MEETINGS, AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES: (§20)

Series of lectures on Constitutional Law, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, October, 1966 .

.b za”co ..d irectorw ith ProfessorK ennethG rahamo f the Los Angelesp ortiono f a nationals tudys ponsored

by the Georgetown University Criminal Law Center on the preliminary hearing in criminal

cases, 1967.

Participant in Conferenceo n Educationo f UnderprivilegedP ersonsf or the Legal Profession

sponsored by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Legal Services Program, May 15-17.

1967. Washington~ D.C.

Speaker, Law School Forum: “Civil DisobedienceD: isqualificationfo r Membershipi n the Bar?”,

February 22, i968.

Lecturer to Chilean students on State Department tour, February 271 1968.

Participant,A rrowheadC onferenceo n 11Rights and Responsibilitieos f Members of the Campus

Community”; Panelist. “Problems Under the Present System of Student Conduct Disciplinary

Procedures,” 1968.

Conference Director, Conference of California Law Schools, ”Minority Studerus and the Law

Schools/ UCLA, November 1968.

Panel member, Upstairs. “Violence as a Method of Social Change, 11 January 17, 1969.

Moderatoro f discussiong roup, Los AngelesD emocraticP any Conference”, PoliticalP oliciesT oward

Present Forms of Dissent on Campus,” February 8, 1969.

Conference Director, Conference of California Law Schools, at UCLA, November 1968, ”Minority

Students and the Law Schools.”

Participant, 24th All University Faculty Conference on “Urban Crisis” at UCR. March 23-25, 1969.

Speaker, “Should There Be Preferential Treatment for Minority Citizens?”, at Valley Jewish

Community Temple, May 30, 1969.

Panel member, Western Conference of Law Schools, “Students Power and Participation, 11 March 28-

29. 1969.

Consultant and Panel Member to CLEO Conference, Atlanta, GA., March 1S. 1969.

”Free Press and High School Newspapers, How Much Freedom Should They Have?”, Constitutional

Rights Foundation, Law Day Conference, 1973.

Lecture on press censorship, NationalA ssociationo f Journalism,T eachers and Students. Marriott

Hotel, Los Angeles, April 4, 1975.

Panel on Student Rights, ACLU, April 14, 1975.

Panel on ..T he ConstitutionG oes to School,” ConstitutionaRl ights Foundation, Law Day Conference,

May 3, 197S.

Lecture on Free Press and Expression, Student Rights-Conference, ACLU, May 17, 1975. ·

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Colloquium: Rights of Students, UCLA Teaching Colloquium, May 19. 1975.

Law SchoolC ommencemenAt ddressa s “Professoro f the Year, “June 15, 1975.

ParticipantD, iscussiono n~ Case, N.B.C., Channel4 , October1 6, 1976.

Participant. symposium on 11The Student Press/ KHJ, December 27. 1976.

Colloquium: The ~ Decision,U CLAG raduateS choolo f EducationC olloquium.N ovember3 ,

1977.

Debate on~ Decision, ACLU, Westwood,S eptember2 5. 1977.

Speaker,1 1LegalF orcesA ffectingD ecisionM aking”i n conferenceo n ”ForcesA ffectingD ecision

Making by SchoolB oards and Administrators”s ponsoredb y USC School of Educationi n

~ cooperationw ith L.A. CountyB oard of Education,J anuary2 8, 1978.

…,.,…-~peakeLr,a w Women’sU nion, UCLA, Rape Evidence,O ctober2 7, 1980.

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Over the years, consultant to a number of law firms on various points of law, including the law of

procedure and evidence. In June, 1980, testified as an expert on California procedural law in

a High Court trial in London. Consulted with local civil liberties organizations on cases of

mutualc oncern. Representedc riminald efendantso n a pro bono basis.

Intermittentl aw consultantshipsw ith individuals( non-corporaten, on-business),1 981-82.

Smalla mounto f legal counsellingt o private partieso n miscellaneoulse gali ssues, 1983-SS.

PRIZES,H ONORS,C O~IMENDATIONS(:§ 21

Nominatedb y Law StudentB ar Associationf or DistinguishedT eachingA ward, 1967.

Law School “Professor of the Year, 0 1975.

UCLA Schoolo f LawR utter Prize for DistinguishedT eaching, 1983.

FELLOWSHIPS AND EXTRAMURAL GRANTS: (§22

Approximately$ 85,000 grant from councilo n Legal EducationO pportunity to finance

LEOPSC program, 1968.

S33 ,375 grant from Council on Legal Education Opportunity to finance UCLA/CLEO

Programl, 97i.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOKS:

EvidenceL aw:C ommentarv,P roblemsa ndC ases, MatthewB ender( 1986), 687 pp.

EvidencLea w: Commentarv,P roblemsa ndC asesT, eacher’sG uide, MatthewB ender( 1986).

EvidenceL awiC ommentaryP. roblemsa ndC ases1, 988S JnU2plemMenat,t thewB ender.

EvidenceL aw: Commentary.P roblema nd Cases,1 991S upplementM, atthewB ender.

AssiiJlillentisn TrialP ractice, Little. Brown and Co., (Editor), 1964.

ARTICLES:

“The Representationo f Indigentsi n CriminalC ases,” 23 ~ 6, 1963.

“Communist Registration Under the McCarran Act and Self Incrimination,” 1951 Wisconsin Law

Review 704.

“Canadian Consumer Credit Legislation, 11 BostonC ollegeIn d. and CommL.a w Review. Vol. 8, pp.

201-224, Winter ’67.

“Waiver of Objectionst o Former Testimony,” UCLAL aw ReviewV ol. 15, pp. 118-lSS, 1969.

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.. _:§s>mPe erspectiveso n MinorityA ccesst o LegalE ducation.”2 Experimenta ngI nnovation1t 969.

~ith K. Graham, 11The Preliminary Hearing in Los Angeles: Some Field Findings and Legal-Policy

Observation,” in two articles, 18 UCLA Law Review, No.4, pp. 636-757 and 18 UCLA Law

Reyiew, No. St pp. 916-961 (1971).

”Regulation of Underground Newspapers on Public School Campuses in California,” 22 UCLA Law

Revjew1 41-218 (1974).

“AdministrativeC ensorshipo f the IndependentS tudentP ress-Demiseo f the Double Standard?”,2 8

S,C. Law Review S6S-S85 (1977); reprinted in 2 Childrens Rights Report (October 1977)

(ACLU Juvenile Rights Project, New York).

“After Goss v. LcmezS: tudentC lassificatioans SuspectC lassification? 11

t 29 StanforLda w Review

627-662 (1977).

~ducation and the ConstitutionalR ighcso f SchoolC hildren1,1 1 ThinkingT, heJ ournal of Philosophv

for Children 11-19 (1978).

”Unchaste Character, 11 Ideology and the California Rape Evidence Lawst S4 So. California Law

Review 35-89 (1980).

0Impeaching Defendantsw ith Their Prior Convictions: Reconsideringth e DangerousP ropensitieso f

Character Evidencea fter Pegplev . Castro,1 8 U.C. Davis Law Journa6l 81-719 (1985).

Entry on “EvidentiaryP rivilege”f or Encyclqpedioaf the AmericanC onstirution6, 61-662( Mac

Millan, 1986).

“TeachingF irst YearS tudents: The Inevitabilityo f a PoliticalA genda,” 10 NovLaa w Journal 645-

646 (1986).

REPORTS, ETC,:

With R. Wasserstrom, “National Goals for Expanding Minority Group Entry into the Legal

Profession: Some Proposals to the CLEO Council,” October l, 1968.

Director’s Report of the Los AngelesC LEO Program( sponsoredb y the Law Schoolso f UCLA,

Loyola and USC), 1968. .

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