Browne C. Lewis, Esq., has been named dean of the School of Law at North Carolina Central University. She will begin in her new role on July 1, 2020.
Currently, Lewis serves as the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law and the founding director of the Center for Health Law and Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She also held positions as professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, summer visiting professor at Seattle University School of Law and legal writing instructor at Hamline University School of Law. Lewis has also taught in the American Bar Association CLEO Summer Institute.
An accomplished legal scholar, Lewis is accomplished in the areas of bioethics, environmental, family and inheritance law. Her thought leadership has appeared in prominent law reviews, including George Mason Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, and Case Western Reserve Law Review. She is the author of two books on assisted reproductive technology and has a book on death and dying forthcoming from Edward Elgar Publishing Company.
Lewis is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the board of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). She has also been a visiting researcher at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Medical Humanities (University of Texas Medical Branch), The Hasting Center and Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. As a Senior Fulbright Specialist, Lewis lectured and conducted research at Haifa University and Hebrew University in Israel. She also lived in the United Kingdom for five months as a Core Fulbright Scholar at King’s College in London. Additionally, Lewis received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the public health consequences of small cigars.
Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Grambling State University, master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey Institute, a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota School of Law and an L.L.M. in energy and environmental law from the University of Houston Law Center.