Browne C Lewis

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Leon and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law

Office: LB 160

p. 216-687-2352
f. 216-687-6881




LL.M., University of Houston School of Law
J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law
B.A., Grambling State University
M.P.A., Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs


Professor Lewis graduated number one in her class with a degree in Political Science from Grambling State University. Prior to attending law school, she received summer fellowships to study at Carnegie-Mellon University, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Professor Lewis started her professional career as a statistician and ADR trainer at the Conflict and Change Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and then clerked for the Honorable Daniel Wozniak, Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Professor Lewis practiced in the areas of environmental, elder, family, housing, and probate law.

Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Lewis was an associate professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, a summer visiting professor at Seattle University School of Law, and a legal writing instructor at Hamline University School of Law. Professor Lewis has also taught in the American Bar Association CLEO Summer Institute.

In the summer of 2012, Professor Lewis was a visiting researcher at the foundation Brocher in Geneva, Switzerland. In the summer of 2013, Professor Lewis was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Medical Humanities (University of Texas Medical Branch), The Hastings Center, and Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. In December of 2013, Professor Lewis was awarded a Senior Fulbright Specialist Grant to lecture and conduct research at Haifa University and Hebrew University in Israel.

Professor Lewis writes in the areas of bioethics, environmental, family, and inheritance law. She has published in the George Mason Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, and Lewis & Clark Law Review. An article on surrogacy and contract remedies was published in 2013 in St. John's Law Review. In 2012, New York University Press published her book titled Papa's Baby: Paternity and Artificial Insemination. Her book titled The Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction: Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish was published by Routledge Press in 2017.

Teaching Areas:

Estates & Trusts, Property, Biomedical Ethics

Research Areas:

Health Law

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