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Meredith Kolsky Lewis

Professor; Vice Dean for International and Graduate Programs; Director of the Cross-Border Legal Studies Center

Research Focus: Dispute Settlement; Free Trade Agreements; International Economic Law; International Trade Law; World Trade Organization Law

Links: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Contact Information

719 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Phone: 716-645-1631
Email: mlewis5@buffalo.edu

Faculty Assistant: Deborah L. Nasisi

Meredith Kolsky Lewis’s research focuses on international economic law, with a particular emphasis on international trade law and the World Trade Organization. She teaches public and private international law subjects, including International Trade Law and International Business Transactions. She is also Director of the Cross-Border Legal Studies Center.

Lewis joined the School of Law faculty in January 2013 from the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, where she maintains an appointment.  She was a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law in 2010-11.  Lewis is Co-Executive Vice President and a founding member of the Society of International Economic Law; a member of the International Law Association’s International Trade Law Committee; and co-chair of the American Society of International Law’s “Law in the Pacific Rim Region” interest group. 

Lewis received her BA from Northwestern University and her J.D. and MSFS degrees from Georgetown University.  Prior to entering academia she practiced international trade and litigation in the Washington, DC and Tokyo offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP.