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Politics and International Relations

Debra H. Levis

Debra Homer Levis

Assistant Professor of Politics, Emerita



American Constitutional Law and the American legal system
The Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment
The History of the United States Supreme Court and the judicial system
Legal Studies
American Politics


JD Northwestern University School of Law
BA Northwestern University

Courses Taught

Politics 260:  Introduction to Legal Studies
Politics 261:  American Constitutional Law
Politics 266:  The Judiciary
Politics 361:  The First Amendment
Politics 363:  The Fourteenth Amendment
Politics 365:  Civil Liberties


Debra B. Homer, “Fine Art Appraisers:  The Art, the Craft, and the Legal Design Proposed Model Fine Art Appraiser Act,” Columbia University School of Law Art & The Law Journal, Volume 8, No. 4 1984, pp. 457-511. 

Invited Talks

Invited to lead book group discussion of Jeffrey Toobin, “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.” Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chapter One Book Group, 2011. 

Invited to speak on “Ethics and the Law.”  Common Ground, Deerfield, IL, 2006.


Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University, elected 1980.