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Archive for June 14th, 2022


Remembering Dean Browne Lewis

photo of Browne LewisDean Browne Lewis passed away on June 2 while attending the Health Law Professors Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  She became the Dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law on July 1, 2020.  Previously, she was the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the founding Director of the C|M|LAW Center for Health Law and Policy.  She also served as a faculty adviser to the C|M|Law Black Law Students Association, Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Team, and Journal of Law and Health.  Dean Lewis was a prolific writer in bioethics, environmental law, and family and inheritance law, authoring numerous articles and several books.  An accomplished scholar, she was a Visiting Researcher at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva; a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas Institute for Medical Humanities, The Hastings Center, and the Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics; as well as a Senior Fulbright Specialist at Haifa University and Hebrew University in Israel and a Core Fulbright Scholar at King’s College in London.  Dean Lewis is particularly remembered for her passion for social justice.  In a recent Attorney At Law Magazine interview, she stated “The key value I want to imprint on the law school is overcoming the impossible through hard work, perseverance, and tenacity.  It is important to overcome adversity and realize that you can accomplish any goal even if you do it in bite-sized pieces.”  RIP Browne Lewis.