Introducing Guest Blogger Margaret Lewis

I am delighted to welcome my colleague, Professor Margaret Lewis, who will be blogging with us this month.  Professor Lewis’s research focuses on the intersection of Chinese legal studies with criminal procedure, criminal law, and international law. She joined Seton Hall Law School as an Associate Professor in 2009.

Professor Lewis is a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and travels frequently to Asia. Her recent publications have appeared in the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, and Virginia Journal of International Law.

Most recently before joining Seton Hall, Professor Lewis served as a Senior Research Fellow at NYU School of Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute where she worked on criminal justice reforms in China. Following graduation from law school, she worked as an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York City. She then served as a law clerk for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Diego. After clerking, she returned to NYU School of Law and was awarded a Furman Fellowship.

Professor Lewis received her J.D., magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was a member of Law Review. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University and also studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.

Her recent publications include:

Presuming Innocence, or Corruption, in China, 50 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. __ (forthcoming 2012)

Controlling Abuse to Maintain Control: The Exclusionary Rule in China, 43 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 629 (2011) (awarded Jerome A. Cohen Prize for International Law and East Asia)

The Tension Between Leniency and Severity in China’s Death Penalty Debate, 24 Colum. J. Asian L. __ (forthcoming 2011) (invited submission)

The Enduring Importance of Police Repression: Laojiao, the Rule of Law and Taiwan’s Alternative Evolution, in The Impact of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Massacre (co-authored with Jerome A. Cohen) (Routledge, 2010)

Taiwan’s New Adversarial System and the Overlooked Challenge of Efficiency-Driven Reforms, 49 Va. J. Int’l L. 651 (2009)

China’s Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, Asian J. of Criminology, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2007)

You can find Professor Lewis’s SSRN Author page here

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