Levin Center at Work

We offer a wide range of programs from training for lawmakers, to fellowships for scholars, and internships for students. We also create content on a variety of topics related to oversight. Find out more about the Levin Center at work.

Recent News

New Event Recording Online

For our democratic system to work, public and private institutions, public officials, and citizens need to value facts and truthfulness. But recent years have witnessed mass disagreements over what is

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2022 Congressional Interns Announced

The Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy has selected three law students to serve as legal interns in congressional committee offices in Washington, D.C. this summer. Internships recipients are: Kawkab

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New Event Recording Online!

Watch the recording of our event “Best Practices in Election Audits” co-sponsored by the Levin Center at Wayne Law and Wayne Law’s Voting Rights and Election Law Student Society.  Panelists:

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Spring 2022 Newsletter Released

Since our last newsletter edition in September 2021, we have seen wonderful developments for the center and for our activities and programs. We welcomed Jennifer Selin as our new co-director

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Oversight Matters Podcast

Oversight Matters is a close-up look at important oversight and investigations by both state legislatures and Congress and the people behind them. You will hear personal stories and learn how legislators and their staff uncover waste, fraud, and abuse in government programs as well as the facts behind important public policy reforms. Listen in!                                                                                        

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We host regular events both virtually and in-person on important oversight and public policy topics of the day. We bring together lawmakers, scholars, policy experts, activists, community organizers, journalists, and attorneys to discuss issues such as oversight of disaster responses, criminal justice reforms, oversight of government contracts, or how oversight can be conducted in the digital marketplace. Join us!

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Congressional & State Testimony

We are privileged to be called upon by Congress and state legislatures across the country to testify in committee hearings or provide written testimonies and expert opinions. Most testimonies are available to watch in full or you can download our submitted remarks.

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Every year, we award two prizes to scholars and lawmakers who have distinguished themselves through their oversight work. Our research award recognizes an outstanding oversight paper, while our Carl Levin Award honors a bipartisan team of lawmakers for their oversight efforts.