Professor of Law
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
BA, Minnesota State University
J.D., John Marshall Law School
Areas of expertise: employment discrimination, professional responsibility & legal research & writing.
Prof. Lewinbuk has twice taught as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. At the Facultad Libre Derecho de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico she taught a "Survey of U.S. Business Law" course, and at Charles University in Prague she taught a "Survey of the U.S. Legal System and Business Law." She has also taught the "American Legal System & Lawyering Skills" classes in Moscow and Istanbul. Currently, Lewinbuk is one of just six professors participating in the inaugural Texas Project for Human Rights Education at Southern Methodist University. The research-focused, curriculum-building pilot program is aimed at expanding human rights education throughout Texas. The professors conduct research and incorporate human rights issues into their current academic disciplines. They work with SMU’s Embrey Human Right Program to increase research and courses offered with a focus on women’s rights. She taught Legal Methods in Business Law to students in the Republic of Georgia in November 2011 as part of the college's work to introduce ADR and western-style teaching methods at the college. The program is a joint project of the United States Agency for International Development’s Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project, Tbilisi State University and Houston College of Law, which was implemented by the East-West Management Institute, Inc. Prior to joining the faculty at Houston College of Law, she taught legal research and writing and professional responsibility at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. While at DePaul, Prof. Lewinbuk co-authored a monthly online column addressing employment law issues for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, which was distributed to practicing attorneys throughout the state. Professor Lewinbuk also served as Legal Research & Writing Program Director and taught at the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C. The program prepares international LL.M. students to enter law schools throughout the United States and it also provides an overview of the U.S. legal system to judges and practicing attorneys from all over the world. Prior to teaching, Professor Lewinbuk was an associate at the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie practicing in the areas of business & employment litigation and client counseling. She represented management and employers in all varieties of employment matters from multinational, Fortune 500 companies to mid-sized businesses. She graduated with honors from the John Marshall Law School and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and District of Columbia.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)