Andrea Lewis

Clinical Associate Professor of Law


Andrea Lewis joined the Center on Wrongful Convictions as a Clinical Fellow for the Women’s Project in 2013. In September 2015, Professor Lewis was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and became a permanent member of the Center's staff. Ms. Lewis’ research interests include the various factors contributing to women’s wrongful convictions, and she supports the Women’s Project’s mission to educate the public on these factors and on the issues that wrongfully convicted women face upon reentering society. Prior to working at the Center, Ms. Lewis was an associate in the Labor and Employment group at Vedder Price P.C. in Chicago, where she represented clients in state and federal matters as well as working on pro bono projects.  Ms. Lewis is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wrongful Convictions

Selected Publications

  • Death, but Is It Murder? The Role of Stereotypes and Cultural Perceptions in the Wrongful Convictions of Women, 78 Albany Law Review (2015) (with Sara L. Sommervold).


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • BA, Lawrence University

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Clinical Fellow, Women’s Project, Center on Wrongful Convictions, 2013-2015, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Associate, 2011-2013, Vedder Price P.C.

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