Lewis, Jo Ellen D.

Professor Lewis began teaching at Washington University School of Law in 1995. She teaches Legal Practice I and II, Advanced Legal Writing, Real Estate Practice and Drafting and is the Co-Advisor for the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition. She has taught extensively overseas, including courses in U.S. Real Estate Transactions and Topics in U.S. Law at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. Professor Lewis recently taught short courses on legal writing and research in Lisbon, Portugal. In the summer of 2008, Professor Lewis conducted workshops at Seoul National University (SNU) for law faculty on developing and implementing a legal writing program. The workshops were co-sponsored by SNU and the Korean Association of Law Schools (KALS). In the summer of 2009, she gave a multi-day workshop also co-sponsored by SNU and KALS on teaching legal writingShe is on the Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, she was in private practice in Washington, D.C. for eight years, specializing in negotiating and documenting sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. Professor Lewis graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986 where she was the Executive Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Professor Lewis regularly speaks on issues related to Legal Writing and Legal Practice at national and international conferences.