Director, Center for International Law
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 556
BA, with highest distinction, Northwestern University
JD, Yale Law School
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.
Multinational Corporations and Voluntary and Compelled Corporate Social Responsibility,___ Quaderni di Conciliazione ___ (2014)
Business Insolvency and the Irish Debt Crisis, 11 Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business 407 (2012)
Intellectual Property Licenses, Executory Contracts, and Business Restructuring under the American Bankruptcy Code, 12 Insolvency Law Bulletin 84 (2011)
Small Business Insolvencies in the United States: Problems and Solutions, 11 Insolvency Law Bulletin 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 Bulletin 63 (2009)
The Housing Crisis in the United States, 2009 Zeitschrift für Europarecht, Internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleicichung, 268
The Problem of Transnational Insolvencies for the American Courts, 5 Zeitschrift für Insolvenzrecht und Kreditschutz 153 (2009)
Bankruptcy Reform and the Foreclosure Crisis (with T. Evans), 28 Banking and Financial Services Policy Report 1 (2009)
The New Bankruptcy Law: A Czech – U.S. Comparison, 10 Common Law Review 3 (2009)
The Credit Crisis in America: Its Development and its Bankruptcy Ramifications, 9 Insolvency Law Bulletin 48 (2008)
An Empirical Economic Analysis of the 2005 Bankruptcy Reforms (with T. Evans), 24 Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal 327 (2008)
A Statistical Examination of the Impact of the Bankruptcy and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, 8 Insolvency Law Bulletin 27 (2007)
"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 27, 2014.
"Hard Law, Soft Law, and No Law in the Regulation of Multinational Corporations," The University of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence France, March 26, 2014.
"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 24, 2014
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 22, 2013)
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 21, 2013)
Lecture Series on Comparative Federalism, "Theories and Justifications for Federalism: Are the Projected Benefits Realized," The University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (March 20, 2013)
Lecture Series on Comparative Federalism, "Federalism: An Introduction," The University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (March 19, 2013)
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 (Dec. 4, 2012)
"The Economics and Politics of Climate Change Regulation," The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (Dec. 3, 2012)
"The Corporation and Human Rights," University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (April 4, 2012)
"The Economy and the Environment," University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (April 3, 2012)
"Trade Liberalization and Human Rights," Institut D'Etudes Politiques D'Aix-en-Provence, Sciences Po Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France (March 27, 2012)
"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 26, 2012)
"Public International Law, Private Social and Economic Incentives, and Sustainable Development: An American Perspective," University of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France (March 25, 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 (Feb. 17, 2012)
"The Economy, Distributive Justice, and Climate Change," The John Marshall Law School (Feb. 15, 2012)
"Solutions to the Housing Crash: Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, and Recover in Spain and the United States," ISDE - Madrid Bar Association, Madrid, Spain (May 25, 2009)
"Major Issues in the American Financial Crisis: The Housing Collapse and its Aftermath and the Impact on Transnational Business Insolvencies," The University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (May 20, 2009)
Conference on Ethics and International Trade in the 21st Century, "Corporate Ethics in the 21st Century: Social Responsibility in International Trade," The John Marshall Law School (November 6, 2008)
The Oxford Round Table, "Corporate Social Responsibility, Trade Liberalization, and Human Rights," The University of Oxford, England (August 5, 2008)
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