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Julius Byron Levine

Julius Byron Levine, American lawyer, legal educator. Bar: Maine 1963, Massachusetts 1964, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1964. John Harvard scholar Harvard University, 1957-1959; Rhodes scholar Oxford University, 1960-1961, 67-69.


  • Levine, Julius Byron was born on February 8, 1939 in Waterville, Maine, United States. Son of Lewis Lester and Celia G. (Gurewitz) Levine.

  • Education

    • AB summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1960. Juris Doctor cum laude, Harvard University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1969.


    • Law clerk United States District Court Maine, Portland, 1964-1965. Partner, of counsel Levine, Brody & Levine, Boston and Waterville, 1963-1980. Of counsel Levine, Bishop & Levine, since 1980.

      Associate professor law Boston University, 1969-1972, professor law, 1972—2006. Professor emeritus, since 2006. Master Superior Court Massachusetts, Boston, since 1972, coordinator judicial intern program, since 1979.

      Assistant district attorney Nofrolk County, Massachusetts, 1976. Lecturer New England Law Institute-Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, 1977-1993, National College Probate Judges, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1979-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maine 1963, Massachusetts 1964, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1964.


    • Author: Discovery: A Comparison between English and American Civil Discovery Law with Reform Proposals, 1982, Winning Trial Advocacy, 1989. Co-author: Supplements to Massachusetts Pleading and Practice, 1981. Faculty editor Probate Law Journal, 1985-1989.

      Legal editor National College Probate Judges Newsletter, 1979-1982. Member executive committee, master bencher Boston Inn of Court, 1990-1995. Contributor to legal journals and books.


    Chairman Citizens for Better Urban Renewal Plan, Waterville, 1962-1963. Member Northern Kennebec Valley Regional Planning Commission, 1966-1968, Maine Committee to Select Rhodes Scholars, since 1971. Co-chairman Aspinwall Hill Neighborhood Association, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1974-1976.

    Vice president Ellis (South End) Neighborhood Association, Boston, 1980-1982, 87-88, board directors, 1986-1992, president, 1989-1990. Chairman Massachusetts Victims of Crime, Boston, since 1983. Legal director National Victims of Crime, Washington, 1983-1985.

    Candidate for Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1994, 96. Member American Bar Association (member advisory council real property, probate and trust section 1972-1981, contributing editor journal of litigation section 1974-1977), Mount Auburn Club (Watertown, Massachusetts), Masons, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Chi Epsilon.


    • Married Diane Groner, August 26, 1965 (divorced). Children: Rachel A., Sarah L. Married Susan M. Ginns, September 7, 1980 (divorced).

      1 child, James G.
    • father: Lewis Lester Levine
    • mother: Celia G. (Gurewitz) Levine
    • spouses: Diane Groner
    • Susan M. Ginns
    • children: Rachel A. Levine
    • Sarah L. Levine
    • James G. Levine
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    Born February 8, 1939