Travis H.D. Lewin

TRAVIS H.D. LEWIN Professor of Law Emeritus

(315) 443-1222

Professor Lewin was in private practice and served as an assistant U.S. attorney before entering law teaching. He served as a consultant to the Michigan Department of Mental Hygiene, the Syracuse Department of Police, the U.S. Courts for the Northern District of New York (as reporter to the Speedy Trial Act Planning Group), and the legislative commission on the proposed New York Code of Evidence. He was interim dean of the College of Law and visiting clinical professor of law at the New York School of Psychiatry. He co-wrote two books and writes many articles on mental health, criminal law, and administering criminal justice. In 1984 he received the first Richard S. Jacobson Award for Distinguished Trial Advocacy Teaching by the Roscoe Pound American Trial Lawyers Association. He has also received the Chancellor’s Citation for Academic Excellence. Professor Lewin teaches courses in law and psychiatry, evidence, constitutional criminal procedure, trial practice, law firm, and street law.


  • University of Michigan
    S.J.D. 1967
  • University of South Dakota
    LL.B. 1958
  • University of South Dakota
    B.A. 1958