Head shot of a middle aged woman, wearing a gray suit jacket and pearl necklace.

Janet Levit

Job Title
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Law, The University of Tulsa
University
Princeton University
Yale Law School

As Dean of the University of Tulsa College of Law, Janet Levit approached leadership within legal education from an entrepreneurial perspective. In Levit’s post-dean career, she hopes to inject a similar entrepreneurial spirit to help women—whether students, budding leaders, or underprivileged women—meet their full potential. Levit is a big-picture, innovative thinker who knows how to operationalize ideas and build effective teams. She relishes the challenge of strategically unpacking complex problems and efficiently and effectively crafting creative solutions.

Janet earned her J.D. in 1994 from the Yale Law School, where she was book reviews and articles editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. She earned an M.A. in international relations in 1994 from Yale University and a B.A., magna cum laude, in 1990 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, with a concentration in Latin American studies. Janet served as law clerk for Stephanie K. Seymour, chief judge of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and for chair of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States.

Janet currently serves on the board of Teach For America Tulsa.