It's our great pleasure to introduce Maggie Lewis (left) as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
She is an Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. She joined that faculty in 2009, after having served as a Senior Research Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of New York University School of Law, where she worked on criminal justice reforms in China. She is also a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Maggie teaches and has published on the intersection of Chinese legal studies with criminal procedure, criminal law, and international law. In her introductory post below, she discusses a forthcoming article analyzing China's effort to combat corruption by shifting an evidentiary burden to defendants.
Before entering academia, Maggie practiced as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York, then served as a law clerk for Judge M. Margaret McKeown (prior IntLawGrrls post) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She earned a B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University and a J.D. magna cum laude from NYU, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Law Review. She's also studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.