Noga Morag-Levine

Noga  Morag-Levine
  • Professor
  • George Roumell Faculty Scholar
  • College of Law



Professor Morag-Levine teaches courses in Environmental Law and the first-year class on Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State.   Her scholarship combines environmental regulation, legal history, and comparative law with a focus on the influence of legal traditions and their associated administrative-law principles on transnational differences in environmental and health and safety regulation.  Her research considers this question across various periods in British and American history, as well as in contemporary environmental debates. Professor Morag-Levine is the author of Chasing the Wind: Regulating Air Pollution in the Common Law State (Princeton University Press, 2003). Her recent articles include “The History of Precaution” (American Journal of Comparative Law,2014), and “Sociological Jurisprudence and the Spirit of the Common Law” (The Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research, 2018). Her current book project (working title:Pollution, Nuisance, and Precaution: Legal Traditions in Environmental History) links contemporary differences between European and American environmental risk regulation to the regulatory paradigms of the Continental civil law and Anglo-American common law traditions.  Professor Morag-Levine graduated cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law and holds a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.  Prior to joining the Michigan State College of Law in 2004 she was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, a Visiting Fellow in the Program on Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and a Lady Davis Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


  • Environmental Law
  • Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State
  • Environmental regulation, legal history and comparative law
  • Transnational differences in environmental and health and safety regulation