Professor

Russell Lewis

Office: BIS 515
Phone: (231) 591-3581
E-mail: [email protected]

Office Hours
Tuesday 1:00 - 5:00pm

Education
Valparaiso University, J.D., Law, 1985
Michigan State University, Ph.D., Resource Development, 1974         
Michigan State University, M.A., Anthropology, 1972         
Calvin College, A.B., General Studies, 1970
Defense Language Institute, Certificate, Chinese-Mandarin, 1966 Defense Language Institute, Advanced Certificate, Chinese-Mandarin, 1966
Additional studies at Grand Valley State University, Valparaiso University and University of Michigan

Research
Ethical considerations in the practice of law; societal differences in legal systems; social implications of taxation codes (especially Chinese taxation); social control theory as it relates to criminal law systems; and, cross-cultural studies of law and society.

Professional Interests
A chapter in Criminal Justice Scenarios: Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking, and Ethical Exercises for Criminal Justice Students, Copyright 2003, Edited by Michael A. McMorris, Published by Thompson Custom Publishing. I am currently writing an introductory text for law students at the undergraduate level to be entitled The Alphabet of the Law.   I am also revising former research on Anabaptist societies and writing a monograph on societies without crime and their use of alternative social control mechanisms concentrating on my years of research and participant-observation of the Old Order Amish.   I am also researching patent, copyright and trademark issues related to the fishing tackle industry in American society and hope to write a monograph on the subject.