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Liat is a Senior Lecturer in Evidence and Criminal Jurisprudence at The Dickson Poon School of Law. She joined the School in 2018 after holding a lectureship in law at Brunel University. Liat was awarded her Phd from the University of Cambridge and her LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She held a post-doctorate position at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich; and she was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg. Previously, Liat had worked for the Isreal Democracy Institute in Jerusalem.

Liat is the co-editor (together with Mark Dsouza, UCL) of the Criminal Justice Theory Blog

Research interests

  • Theory of Evidence Law (especially modes of truth-finding in the legal context)
  • Statistical evidence
  • Probabilistic reasoning in evidence law
  • The justification for criminal punishment
  • Restorative justice
  • Sentencing procedures

Teaching interests

  • Evidence Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Penology

Can take on PhD supervisions at this time?


For more information on Dr Levanon's research, visit our research portal.