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Paul Lewis

Paul  Lewis

Professor
Director, Center for International Law
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 556
Email: 7lewis@jmls.edu

BA, with highest distinction, Northwestern University
JD, Yale Law School

Scholarship | Full-Text Publications | Presentations

As a student at the Yale Law School, Paul Lewis served as senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities. After graduation, he served as law clerk to the Honorable David A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was an associate with the firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago. From 1996-2001, he was on the faculty of Mercer University School of Law, and in 1999 he was a visiting professor at the University of Western Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

Professor Lewis's primary research area is corporate bankruptcy. He has lectured in numerous countries throughout the world, and his articles have appeared in journals in Europe and Australia, as well as the United States.  He is a member of the panel of Fulbright Senior Specialists.

Professor Lewis was a visiting professor at John Marshall during the 2001-2002 academic year, and he joined the faculty permanently in 2002. He teaches Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Property, and International Sustainable Development.

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Scholarship

Multinational Corporations and Voluntary and Compelled Corporate Social Responsibility,___ Quaderni di Conciliazione ___ (forthcoming 2014)

Business Insolvency and the Irish Debt Crisis, 11 Rich. J. Global L. & Bus. 407 (2012)

Intellectual Property Licenses, Executory Contracts, and Business Restructuring under the American Bankruptcy Code, 12 Insolvency Law Bull. 84 (2011)

Small Business Insolvencies in the United States: Problems and Solutions, 11 Insolvency Law Bull. 93 (2011)

Multinational Corporations and the Environment: Legal Standards and Voluntary Incentives, 03 Recht der Umwelt 85 (2011)

The Automobile Bankruptcies in the United States: Government Aid in Bankruptcy and the Future of Chapter 11, 10 Insolvency Law Bull. 63 (2009)

The Housing Crisis in the United States, 2009 Zeitschrift für Europarecht, Internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleicichung 268 (2009)

The Problem of Transnational Insolvencies for the American Courts, 5 Zeitschrift für Insolvenzrecht und Kreditschutz 153 (2009)

Bankruptcy Reform and the Foreclosure Crisis, 28 Banking and Financial Services Policy Report 1 (2009) (with T. Evans)

The New Bankruptcy Law: A Czech – U.S. Comparison, 10 Common L. Rev. 3 (2009)

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Presentations

Speaker: "The Corporation as Global Citizen: The Case of Human Rights," Institut D'Etudes Politiques D'Aix-en-Provence, Sciences Po Aix, Aix-en-Provence France (March 2014)

Speaker: "Hard Law, Soft Law, and No Law in the Regulation of Multinational Corporations," The University of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence France (March 2014)

Speaker: "Is 'Sustainable Development' an Oxymoron: The Case of the Environment," Institut D'Etudes Politiques D'Aix-en-Provence, Sciences Po Aix, Aix-en-Provence France (March 2014)

Speaker: Scholars & Students Series, "Stewards of Sustainability? Environmental Regulation of Multinational Corporations," Louis L. Biro Law Library (October 2013)

Moderator: JMLS Luncheon Lecture, "Is the EU Federal? The Impact of Subsidiarity" (April 2013)

Speaker: Lecture Series on Comparative Federalism, "Comparative Issues in Federalism: Australia, the UK, and the European Union," The University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (March 2013)

Speaker: Lecture Series on Comparative Federalism, "Major Issues in American Federalism and Their Relationship to the European Union: Human Rights and the Financial Crisis," The University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (March 2013)

Speaker: Lecture Series on Comparative Federalism, "Major Issues in American Federalism and Their Relationship to the European Union: Health Care and Climate Change," The University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (March 2013)

Speaker: Lecture Series on Comparative Federalism, "The Historical Development of American Federalism," The University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (March 2013)

Speaker: Lecture Series on Comparative Federalism, "Federalism: An Introduction," The University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (March 19, 2013)

Speaker: London International Investment Law and Financial Regulation Symposium, "Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Light of the Interplay Between Commercial Activity and Human Rights," The Oxford and Cambridge Club, London England (December 2012)

Speaker: "The Economics and Politics of Climate Change Regulation," The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (December 2012)

"The Corporation and Human Rights," University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (April 2012)

Moderator: Derivatives: The changing Legal and Compliance Landscape Conference, "Clearing Issues and Systematic Risk," The John Marshall Law School (April 2012)

Speaker: "The Economy and the Environment," University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (April 2012)

Speaker: "Trade Liberalization and Human Rights," Institut D'Etudes Politiques D'Aix-en-Provence, Sciences Po Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France (March 2012)

Speaker: "Sustainable Development, the Economy, and Climate Change: An Economic and Political Analysis," Institut D'Etudes D'Aix-en-Provence, Sciences Po Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France (March 2012)

Speaker: "Public International Law, Private Social and Economic Incentives, and Sustainable Development: An American Perspective," University of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France (March 2012)

Moderator: "Corporate Social Responsibility and the Collective Human Rights Paradigm: Current Developments in International Law and Beyond," The John Marshall Law School (March 2012)

Moderator: Recent Developments in UCC Article 9 Symposium, "Recent Issues Regarding Enforcing Security Interests: Repossession, Foreclosure Sales, Partial and Full Strict Foreclosure," DePaul University College of Law (February 2012)

Speaker: CLE Lecture, "The Economy, Distributive Justice, and Climate Change," The John Marshall Law School (February 2012)

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