Browne C. Lewis Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Browne C. Lewis

Leon and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law
Cleveland Marshall College of Law

I am the Leon and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy at Cleveland State. As a Senior Fulbright Specialist, I lectured and conducted research at Haifa University and Hebrew University in Israel. I received a Core Fulbright Grant to conduct research at King’s College in London. My book “Papa’s Baby: Paternity and Artificial Insemination” was published by New York University Press. In my free time, I run, play the piano, read and write fi


I started my professional career as a statistician and ADR trainer at the Conflict and Change Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Then, I clerked for the Honorable Daniel Wozniak, Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. I practiced in the areas of environmental, elder, family, housing and estate planning law. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, I 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. I have also taught in the American Bar Association's CLEO Summer Institute. I have been a visiting researcher at the foundation Brocher in Geneva, Switzerland. I have also been a visiting Scholar at the Institute for Medical Humanities (University of Texas Medical Branch), at The Hasting Center and at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.  


    B.A., Political Science, Grambling State University
    M.P.A., University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute
    J.D., University of Minnesota College of Law
    L.L.M., Energy and Environmental Law, University of Houston

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My areas of research include bioethics, environmental law, family law and inheritance law.  My  areas of expertise include physician-assisted suicide, assisted reproductive technology, environmental justice and inheritance rights.

Personal Interests

    I spend my free time running, playing the piano, reading and writing fiction.



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University of Tennessee Law Review

You Belong to Me: Unscrambling the Legal Ramifications of Recognizing a Property

Published: Oct 26, 2016 by University of Tennessee Law Review
Authors: Browne Lewis
Subjects: Health and Social Care

This article explores the property rights in frozen human eggs.


Physician Assisted Suicide in the United States

Published: Oct 26, 2016

This video discusses the history of physician-assisted suicide in the United States.

Posthumous Reproduction

Published: Oct 26, 2016

This lecture discusses the ethical and legal consequences of posthumous reproduction.