Dean, School of Law

North Carolina Central University 

Dean Lewis graduated number one in her class from Grambling State University. Prior to attending law school, she received summer fellowships to study at Carnegie-Mellon University, the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Dean Lewis started her professional career as a statistician and ADR trainer at the Conflict and Change Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A prolific legal scholar, Dean Lewis’ researches in the areas of artificial intelligence, assisted reproductive technology, environmental racism, and inheritance law. Her scholarship has appeared in prominent law reviews. She is the author of two books, Papa’s Baby: Paternity and Artificial Insemination (New York University Press) and The Ethical and Legal Consequences of Posthumous Reproduction: Arrogance, Avarice and Anguish (Routledge Publishing).

Her most recent book on death and dying is forthcoming from Edward Elgar Publishing Company. She is
one of the editors and a contributing author of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Trusts and
Estates Opinions (Cambridge University Press, 2020).