Janet K. Levit, J.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Janet K. Levit, J.D.

Professor of Law


Janet Koven Levit concluded a term as interim president at The University of Tulsa in 2021 and thereafter returned to the College of Law as a professor. Prior to that, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, vice president for strategic initiatives, and dean of TU College of Law. As dean of TU Law, Levit led faculty and staff in improving student outcomes, containing legal education costs, reorienting the curriculum toward experiential learning and innovating around the core JD program to offer accessible, targeted legal training to those beyond traditional law school students. Levit’s academic interests include reproductive rights, international human rights, international commercial law and exploring how implicit biases impact women in leadership roles. Levit is TU’s first female provost and the first female dean of the TU College of Law. Levit currently serves as a director on the Center for Reproductive Rights Board of Directors; as a commissioner on the Tulsa Women’s Commission, as well as the Human Rights Commission; and a member of the Take Control Initiative Advisory Board.

Awards and Honors

Levit’s work and leadership has garnered her numerous honors including Tulsa’s Women of the Year Pinnacle Awards Anna C. Roth Legacy Award, TU Law Hall of Fame, James C. Lang Mentoring Award, League of Women Voters Madam President honoree, Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award, Journal Record Woman of the Year: 50 Making a Difference honoree.


  • Ph.D., Yale Law School
  • M.A., International Relations, Yale University
  • A.B., Princeton University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Reproductive rights
  • Reproductive health care
  • Human rights
  • Women and leadership
  • International lawmaking
  • International finance
  • Legal education
  • Higher education