Elected & Ex Officio Member

Dean Browne C. Lewis

Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Grambling State University, Political Science
Humphrey Institute, M.P.P.
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.

Browne C. Lewis is the Leon and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law at Clevland-Marshall College of Law. She graduated number one in her class with a degree in Political Science from Grambling State University. Prior to attending law school, Professor Lewis received summer fellowships to study at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Minnesota, and Harvard University. 

Professor Lewis started her professional career as a statistician and ADR trainer at the Conflict and Change Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Then, she 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.

Professor Lewis has been a visiting scholar at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, The Hasting Center, and Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. Professor Lewis received a Senior Fulbright Specialist Grant to lecture and conduct research at Haifa University and Hebrew University in Israel.  She has also been a Core Fulbright Scholar at King's College in the United Kingdom.

Professor Lewis writes in the areas of bioethics, environmental, family and inheritance law. Professor Lewis has published in the George Mason Law Review, the Cardozo Law Review and the Case Western Reserve Law Review. Her most recent article on human oocyte cyropreservation is forthcoming in the Arkansas Law Review. New York University Press published Professor Lewis' book entitled Papa's Baby: Paternity and Artificial Insemination. Professor Lewis' book entitled Addressing the Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction: Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish was published by Routledge Press. Her book on the law and death is forthcoming from Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Areas of Expertise
Trusts (Estate Planning)
Biotechnology (Science & Technology)
Estates (Estate Planning)
Property Law (Real Property)