Social justice work sparks significant support
Paul Levinsohn ’90, J.D.’95, A.M.’95 has always had a passion for service and social justice. After earning his undergraduate degree at Duke, he joined the first class of Teach for America (now in its 25th year) and taught in a rural North Carolina high school.
Levinsohn went on to success in public service, real estate, and private equity. When he learned about the work the Wrongful Conviction Clinic at Duke Law is doing to release innocent people who have been incarcerated, he was inspired to give $200,000 of expendable funds.
“All money donated goes directly to support its mission of securing individuals’ much-deserved freedom,” Levinsohn said. “Duke Law students in the clinic are on the front lines helping research and investigate these cases and have helped secure the freedom of four individuals already. I’m proud to help the important work they do.”