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Wayne K. Lewis

  • wlewis@depaul.edu
  • Emeritus Professor of Law
  • Emeritus
  • (312) 362-8813
Professor Lewis began his legal career as an attorney in the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. In 1978, he was appointed assistant regional director of the FTC’s Chicago Regional Office. In 1980, he began his teaching career at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. An early article written by Professor Lewis on attorney debt collectors influenced a revision of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that made attorneys subject to its provisions. In addition to his teaching and scholarship, Professor Lewis has been actively involved in University governance. He has served as the president of Faculty Council and on numerous University committees. For the past few years, Professor Lewis taught commercial law classes as a visiting professor at Northwestern University School of Law. In academic year 2001-2002, he served as acting dean of the College of Law. On his retirement in 2014, Professor Lewis received emeritus status and the Via Sapientiae Award, the university's highest academic honor.

Education

BA, Rutgers University; JD, Cornell University

Courses Taught

  • Commercial Paper
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts
  • Sales

Publications

  • Articles
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Miscellaneous

Articles

1992 Environmental Advertising: A Delicate Balance of Rights, 28 Trial 53 (Oct. 1992). string;#
1986 Toward a Theory of Strict "Claim" Liability: Warranty Relief for Advertising Representations, 47 Ohio St. L.J. 671 (1986). string;#Click Here
1984 Regulation of Attorney Debt Collectors-The Role of the FTC and the Bar, 35 Hastings L.J. 669 (1984). string;#Click Here

Books

2006 With Steven H. Resnicoff, Negotiable Instruments and Other Payment Systems (Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender, 2006). string;#
2004 With Steven Resnicoff, Negotiable Instruments and Other Payment Systems: Problems and Materials (LexisNexis, 2004). string;#
2004 With Steven Resnicoff, The New Law of Negotiable Instruments (Michie, 1996), with 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2004 Supplements. string;#
1994 With Steven Resnicoff, Illinois Law of Negotiable Instruments (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 1994). string;#

Book Chapters

2008 With Margit Livingston, Selected Consumer Protection Statutes, in Creditors' Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Educ., 2009). string;#
2004 With Margit Livingston, Selected Consumer Protection Statutes, in Creditor’s Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Educ., 2004 with updates). string;#
1999 With Margit Livingston, Selected Consumer Protection Statutes, in Creditors’ Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Educ., 1995 with updates). string;#
1986 With Margit Livingston, Selected State and Federal Consumer Statutes, in Creditors’ Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. For Continuing Legal Educ., 1986). string;#

Miscellaneous

1992 Professor/Reporter Regional Seminar Committee on Commercial Litigation (Illinois Judicial Conference, 1992). string;#
1990 Moderator/Speaker "Warranties" at Uniform Commercial Code: Understanding Article 2 (Ill. Inst. For Continuing Legal Educ. Seminar, 1990). string;#
1981 Speaker, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act (speaker at mini-seminar, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1981). string;#