Lili Levi

Professor of Law, Dean's Distinguished Scholar, and Vice Dean for Intellectual Life

J.D. 1981, Harvard Law School
A.B. 1977, Bryn Mawr College

Lili Levi
Phone: (305)284-2289
Office: G471

Lili Levi, Professor of Law, Dean's Distinguished Scholar,and Vice Dean for Intellectual Life, earned an A.B. summa cum laude in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College in 1977 and a J.D. cum laude in 1981 from Harvard Law School. She then worked as a litigation associate with the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and as Broadcast Counsel with CBS, Inc., before joining the faculty in 1987.  Her scholarship focuses primarily on communications and media law.  She is a member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Levi currently teaches Business Associations, Copyright Law, and Media Law.  She has previously taught International Copyright Law and Defamation and Privacy Law.


The New Separability, 20 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 709 (2018).

Real "Fake News" and Fake "Fake News", 16 First Amend. L. Rev. 232 (2018).

The Weaponized Lawsuit Against the Media: Litigation Funding as a New Threat to Journalism, 66 Am. U. L. Rev. 761 (2017).

A “Faustian Pact”? Native Advertising and the Future of the Press, 57 Ariz. L. Rev. 647 (2015).

Taming the "Feral Beast”: Cautionary Lessons from British Press Reform, 55 Santa Clara L. Rev. 323 (2015).

Journalism Standards and "The Dark Arts”: The U.K.’s Leveson Inquiry and the U.S. Media in the Age of Surveillance, 48 Ga. L. Rev. 907 (2014).

“Smut and Nothing But”: The FCC, Indecency, and Regulatory Transformations in the Shadows, 65 Admin. L. Rev. 509 (2013).

The Problem of Trans-National Libel, 60 Am. J. Comp. L. 507 (2012).

Social Media and the Press, 90 N.C. L. Rev. 1531 (2012).

Addressing “Libel Tourism”, Transnational Culture in the Internet Age 55 (2012).

Plan B for Campaign-Finance Reform: Can the FCC Help Save American Politics After Citizens United?, 61 Cath. U. L. Rev. 97 (2011).

A "Pay or Play" Experiment to Improve Children's Educational Television, 62 Fed. Comm. L.J. 275 (2010).

First Reports: The FCC's Regulation of Indecency, First Amendment Center (2008).

The Four Eras of FCC Public Interest Regulation, 60 Admin. L. Rev. 813 (2008).

Chairman Kevin Martin on Indecency: Enhancing Agency Power, 60 Fed Comm. L. J. F. 19-38 (2008).

In Search of Regulatory Equilibrium, 35 Hofstra L. Rev. 1321 (2007).

A New Model for Media Criticism: Lessons from the Schiavo Coverage, 61 Array U. Miami L. Rev. 665 (2007).

Re: Person I Knew, 58 U. Miami L. Rev. 973 (2004).

Professionalism, Oversight, and Institution-Balancing: The Supreme Court's "Second Best" Plan for Political Debate on Television, 18 Yale J. on Reg. 315 (2001).

Reporting the Official Truth: The Revival of the FCC's News Distortion Policy, 78 Wash. U. L.Q. 1005 (2000).

Reflections on the FCC's Recent Approach to Structural Regulation of the Electronic Mass Media, 52 Fed. Comm. L.J. 581 (2000).

On the Mixed Cultures of Regulation and Deregulation, 38 Jurimetrics 515 (1998).

Sex, Violence, Children and the Media: Legal, Historical and Empirical Perspectives, 5 CommLaw Conspectus 341 (1997).

The FCC, Indecency, and Anti-Abortion Political Advertising, 3 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 85 (1996).

Not With a Bang But a Whimper: Broadcast License Renewal and the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 29 Conn. L. Rev. 243 (1996).

Challenging the Autonomous Press, 78 Cornell L. Rev. 665 (1993).

The Hard Case of Broadcast Indecency, 20 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 49 (1993).

Dangerous Liaisons: Seduction and Betrayal in Confidential Press-Source Relations, 43 Rutgers L. Rev. 609 (1991).

Lili Levi
Phone: (305)284-2289
Office: G471
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Office: G463
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Area of Expertise

  • Copyright Law
  • First Amendment
  • Media Law