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Carolyn Schurr Levin, Esq.

Faculty Adviser for The PioneerFaculty Adviser for The BottomLine

B.A., Johns Hopkins UniversityJ.D., The University of Chicago Law SchoolCertificate in Journalism, New York University


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Carolyn Schurr Levin is an attorney specializing in Media Law and the First Amendment. She has practiced law for over 25 years, including as the Vice President and General Counsel of Ziff Davis Media, the Vice President and General Counsel of Newsday, a Litigation Associate at Corbin Silverman and Sanseverino in N.Y.C., and a Litigation Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in N.Y.C.  She is admitted to the bars of New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. Levin is also a Lecturer in Media Law & Ethics at Stony Brook University and the Media Law Adviser for the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University. She has taught Legal Aspects of Publishing on the graduate level at Pace University. She is a member of the Bar Association of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association.  She has been teaching at LIU Post since 2003, served as the Assistant Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts from 2010-2012, and has been the Faculty Advisor for both the student newspaper and magazine since 2010. She was the recipient of the LIU Post Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award for outstanding service in 2010 and the Student Life and Leadership Development Advisor of the Month Award in 2012.

Levin has been an Editor and Consulting Editor with Anton Media Group. She is a contributing writer for the Student Press Law Center Report and the College Media Review. As a freelance writer, she has been published in the New York Times Book Review, New York Law Journal, American Bar Association Journal, Corporate Counsel newsletter, Barrister magazine, Special Counsel Newsletter, the Port Washington News, Great Neck Record and She has been a judge for numerous journalism competitions and a reviewer for several media and communications textbooks.

Affiliations and Associations

  • Member, Communications & Law Committee of Bar Association of the City of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

  • Member, College Media Association

  • Member, Student Press Law Center

  • Member, Society of Professional Journalists
  • Member, Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • Vice President, Reading Dream