William & Mary Law Professor Myrisha Lewis Receives Tenure

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    Professor Lewis  joined the William & Mary Law faculty in 2019. Her research and teaching interests include health law, family law, administrative law, and bioethics.  Photo by David F. Morrill
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William & Mary’s Board of Visitors recently conferred tenure on Myrisha Lewis at William & Mary Law School and promoted her from Associate Professor to Professor.

“Professor Lewis’s important research connects law and emerging medical technologies,” said A. Benjamin Spencer, Dean of William & Mary Law School and Trustee Professor. “Her work in the classroom and her research in health law and bioethics benefit our students, her colleagues and the legal and scientific professions as a whole, and we are delighted by her promotion to Professor of Law.”

Professor Lewis joined the William & Mary faculty during the summer of 2019. Her research considers how health law, family law, and criminal law respond to scientific innovations. Her research and teaching interests include health law, family law, administrative law, and bioethics.

Most recently, Professor Lewis has published in the Administrative Law Review, Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, Southern Methodist University Law Review, Seton Hall Law Review, American Journal of Law and Medicine, Temple Law Review, and others.

In 2018, Professor Lewis was one of four professors selected nationwide as a Health Law Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and the Saint Louis University Law School’s Center for Health Law Studies. Professor Lewis is a member of the New York Bar and speaks French and Spanish.

Professor Lewis earned her A.B. in Government from Harvard College and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. During law school, she was a case law editor of the Columbia Journal of European Law. Following law school, she spent approximately four years as an attorney at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. While employed there, she also completed a seven-month detail as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where she prosecuted domestic violence cases.

Prior to joining the William & Mary Law faculty, Professor Lewis was an Assistant Professor at the Howard University School of Law and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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