Professor Maggie Lewis

Seton Hall Law Professor Presented with Fulbright Grant

Newark, NJ – March 2, 2017 Seton Hall University School of Law Professor, Margaret Lewis, was recently awarded a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to spend the 2017-2018 academic year researching human rights and criminal justice reforms in Taiwan. She will be based at Taiwan’s premiere law school, National Taiwan University. Lewis received one of six annual Fulbright research grants awarded for the arts, education, humanities, professional fields, and social sciences.

The Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations to promote international understanding and cooperation.

Lewis intends to spend her sabbatical immersed in research on Taiwan’s academic and legal worlds as the criminal justice reform process evolves. She will research how the new Taiwanese administration will approach fighting crime more effectively while upholding fundamental human rights of the accused as guaranteed by the Republic of China Constitution and international law as incorporated into Taiwan’s domestic law.

Since 2009, Professor Lewis has taught at Seton Hall Law, focusing on China’s legal system, criminal procedure, transnational law, international human rights, and criminal justice. Her scholarly agenda centers on China’s legal system. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and a Delegate to the US-Japan Leadership Program. She has participated in the U.S.-China Legal Experts Dialogue at the invitation of the U.S. State Department and assisted the Congressional-Executive Commission on China to research and write the Criminal Justice and Access to Justice sections of the Commission’s 2015 Annual Report.

Before joining Seton Hall Law, Lewis served as a Senior Research Fellow at NYU School of Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute, was an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, and was a Furman Fellow at NYU School of Law. She received her J.D. from NYU School of Law and her B.A. from Columbia University.                                                                                    

About Seton Hall University School of Law 
Founded in 1951 and located in Newark, Seton Hall University School of Law is New Jersey’s only private law school and a leading Catholic law school in the New York metropolitan area. Seton Hall Law is dedicated to preparing students for the practice of law through excellence in scholarship and teaching, with a strong focus on clinical education. The Law School also offers a robust selection compliance programs for law, graduate students, as well as mid-career professionals in the health, life sciences, and financial services sectors.