Jo Ellen Lewis

Professor of Practice; Director, Legal Practice Program


B.S.Ed., 1979, University of Missouri - Columbia
M.Ed. 1981, University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D., 1986, Georgetown University

Curriculum Vitae


Phone / Email

Phone:  (314) 935-4684
E-mail: lewisj@wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 470


Jamie Roggen - (314) 935-6432

Courses Taught

Legal Practice I: Objective Analysis and Reasoning
Legal Practice II: Advocacy
Advanced Legal Writing
Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Advisor 
Real Estate Practice and Drafting


Professor of Practice Jo Ellen D. Lewis specializes in legal analysis and writing, professional practice, advanced legal writing, and real estate law. In addition to her teaching, she is the director of the Legal Practice Program and has co-advised the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Team. Professor Lewis has taught and presented in Japan, South Korea, Portugal, and China, including at Fudan University School of Law under a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant. She regularly presents on issues related to legal writing and practice at national and international conferences. A member of the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Missouri Bars, Professor Lewis maintains a small private practice focusing on real estate law and legal writing consulting. Before joining the law school, she worked at two Washington, D.C. law firms practicing real estate law.

Representative Publications

Recent Articles and Essays

  • "Legal Writing Programs in Korean Law Schools: Possible Structures and Resources," 10 Journal of Korean Law 381 (2010)
  • "Developing and Implementing Effective Legal Writing Programs in Korean Law Schools," 9 Journal of Korean Law 125 (2009)