Boston University School of Law

Julius B. Levine


Doctor of Philosophy Degree (in Law)
Rhodes Scholar

J.D., Cum Laude
Class Standing: Top 7%

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Economics
Class Orator, Harvard Student Council, National Honor Society in Economics, Omicron Chi Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa - Elected as one of Harvard's "Junior Eight," John Harvard Scholarships, Detur Prize

Second Place in Extemporaneous Speaking At National Forensic League'sNational Speech Tournament in Muskogee, Oklahoma
First Place in National Forensic League's New England Debate Tournament
"Outstanding Citizen" of American Legion's Maine Boys' State and Maine Representative to Boys' Nation in Washington, D.C.



Discovery: A Comparison between English and American Civil Discovery Law with Reform Proposals (Oxford University Press 1982)

Winning Trial Advocacy: How to Avoid Mistakes Made by Master Trial Lawyers (Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1989)


Harvard Class Day Oration published in 106 Congressional Record A5693-A5694 (1960) (Extension of Remarks of Senator Muskie)

Parts of Harvard College Senior Honors Thesis published in Higher Education: Resources and Finance by Seymour E. Harris (McGraw-Hill 1962); whole thesis entitled Student Subsidization in American Institutions of Higher Education in permanent collection of Widener Library of Harvard University

Discovery in Civil Procedure, A Critical and Historical Study of English Law (1969) Doctoral thesis in permanent collection of Bodleian Library of Oxford University

"Articles I and II of the Uniform Probate Code" in Uniform Probate Code: Analysis and Comments (1970) published by National College of Probate Judges, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia

"Developments in Current Probate Law as to Illegitimates," National College of Probate Judges Fall 1980 Newsletter

"Current Problems in Wills, Estates and Trusts" in 1980 Annual Conference Book of the National College of Probate Judges and summarized in National College of Probate Judges Winter 1981 Newsletter

"Living Probate," National College of Probate Judges Spring 1981 Newsletter

"Current Problems in Wills, Estates and Trusts" in 1981 Annual Conference Book of the National College of Probate Judges and summarized in National College of Probate Judges Winter 1982 Newsletter

"`Abuse' of Discovery…Are We Suffering a True Crisis of `Overdiscovery,' or Is It Simply a Misperception of Frustrated Trial Lawyers," 67 American Bar Association Journal 565 (1981)

1981 Supplements to Vols. 1-6 of E. Swartz, F.Swartz, and W. Schwartz, Massachusetts Pleading and Practice (Matthew Bender Co. New York)

"Enforcement of Secret and Semi-Secret Trusts," 5 Probate Law Journal 7 (1983) (co-author)

"Lawyer's Online: Discovery, Privilege, and the Prudent Practitioner," 3 B.U.J Sci. & Tech. L. 5 (Symposium) (1997)

“Reasons for ‘The Vanishing Trial,’ 35 MLW 1431, February 19, 2007, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 55

“Let’s Invest in Democracy – Public Financing of Elections, The Boston Herald, p.12, January 10, 2009


Admitted to the Bars of Maine and Massachusetts

Cravath Swain & Moore
1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, New York
Summer Law Clerk

Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward T. Gignoux, United States Judge for the District Court of Maine (who also sat by designation during my year in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the District Court of the Southern District of New York), Portland, Maine

Boston University Law School
Associate Professor of Law for three years
Professor of Law with tenure until 2003
Professor of Law Emeritus thereafter
Subjects taught: Procedure; Trial Practice; Wills, Estates & Trusts; Administrative Law; Criminal Law & Procedure; Evidence; Judicial Administration
Director of Trial Advocacy Program, 1989-90, 1991-92

Law Practice (criminal and civil) in Massachusetts
1969-present, part-time

Law Practice (criminal and civil), Levine, Brody & Levine
173 Main Street, Waterville, Maine
1963-1964 and 1965-1969
Of Counsel 1969-1980
Solo Practitioner 1981- present, part-time

Master in Massachusetts Superior Court

Special Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County, MA, 1976

Member of Law School Advisory Council to the Committee on the Uniform Probate Code of the Probate Division, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the American Bar Association

Contributing Editor, Journal of Litigation Section, American Bar Association, (three years)

Lecturer and Legal Editor for the National College of Probate Judges, 1979-1982

Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Institute of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., In cooperation with American Bar Association Consortium for Professional Education and National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Two days each August, 1977-1993

Faculty Member, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop 1982, 1990

Master Bencher and Executive Committee Member, Boston Inn of Court, 1990-1995

Massachusetts Superior Court Judicial Intern Program, Law School Coordinator, 1979-present


Chairman of Waterville Citizens for a Better Urban Renewal Plan

Member of Northern Kennebec Valley Regional Planning Commission

Member of Steering (Executive) Committee of Boston University Law School, (four years)

Co-Chairperson, Aspinwall Hill Neighborhood Association, Brookline, MA 1974-1976

Special Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County, MA. (one year)

Member of Committee on Status of Women, Boston University Faculty Senate, (three years)

Member of Committee to Select Rhodes Scholars, 1983-1987, 1997 - 1998

Law School Delegate to Boston University Faculty Senate, (two years)

South End Ellis (Boston) Neighborhood Association, Director, 1986-1991; Vice-President, 1980-1981, 1987-1988; President, 1989-1990

Chairperson, Massachusetts Victims of Crime; Legal Task Force Director, National Victims of Crime (Public Interest Lobby founded by Congressman Hamilton Fish), 1983-1996 (Since 1996, organization inactive but not dissolved.)

Member of Ward 5 (Boston) Democratic Committee, 1985-1993

Member of Chandler Street, Boston, Crime Watch, 1989-1991

Arlington Square (Boston) Community Development Corporation, Director 1989-1991

Brookline Town Meeting Elected Member, 1993-1997. Caucused-in Town Meeting Member 2011-present.

Fisher Hill Neighborhood Association, Director, 1993-1997

Candidate for Massachusetts Legislature from Brookline, 1994 and 1996

Candidate for Brookline Selectman, 2007

Town Meeting Moderator's Residential Neighborhood Enhancement Committee for Brookline, 1997 – present

Co-coordinator for Brookline, Clean Elections (Campaign Finance Reform) Initiative of Common Cause et al., 1997 – present

Speechwriter Adviser (Volunteer), Harshbarger for (Mass.) Governor, 1998

Chair, Education Task Force, League of Women Voters of Brookline, 1998-2001

Member, Ad Hoc Committee To Defend Health Care, 1998 – presen.

Associate Member, Brookline Democratic Town Committee, 2000 – present

Executive Board, Brookline Neighborhood Alliance, 2001 – 2003

Member of the Democratic National Committee’s National Lawyers Council, 2005 – present

Committee For An Independent Judiciary, League Of Women Voters Of Brookline, 2007 – 2010

Pro Bono Attorney, Brookline Legal Aid Program, 2006 – 2008

Council on Aging, Brookline – Founding Member of Advocacy Committee, 2010 -- present