Tracey McCants Lewis, Esq.Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
School of Law
632H Fisher Hall
Education:J.D., Law, Duquesne University School of Law, 2000
B.A., Political Science, Gannon University, 1993
Tracey McCants Lewis is assistant professor and assistant director of Clinical Legal Education at Duquesne University School of Law. She teaches in the Civil Rights Clinic and focuses her scholarship on critical race theory, feminist legal theory and the application of legal storytelling in clinical legal education.
McCants Lewis was appointed to the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board in 2013. She served as the chair of the Allegheny County, Courts Administration Vision Team Committee in 2012. McCants Lewis was named recipient of the 2012 NAACP Pittsburgh - Homer S. Brown Award for Legal Service and the 2012 Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh - Decade of Dedication Award.
A member of the Pennsylvania State Bar, McCants Lewis formerly practiced law as an associate with K&L Gates LLP and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Max Baer of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. McCants Lewis earned her B.A. degree from Gannon University in Political Science and her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, where she served on the Law Review Board and was the recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers - Outstanding Woman Law Graduate of 2000. She was also a member of the Louis L. Manderino Honor Society for Distinguished Achievement in Moot Court Competition.
Bill of Rights Law Clinic
Recipient of annual $200,000 IOLTA Grant for Clinical Legal Education
- The School to Prison Pipeline Community Discussion, Facilitator, October 2010
- Know Your Rights Program Focusing on Racial Profiling and Youth Interaction with Police, sponsored by the ACLU and Black Political Empowerment Program (B-PEP), Panelist, March 2010
- Political and Civil Rights, CLE Presentation, February 2009
- End Racial and Ethnic Profiling: Face the Truth, Stand Together, Help Make the Change sponsored by the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, the Black Political Empowerment Program (B-PEP), the ACLU, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Pittsburgh Chapter, Facilitator, March 2010
- Impact WPXI, Guest April 2009
- Journey to the Bench from a Minority Perspective, Allegheny County Bar Association Diversity Collaborative Committee, Moderator, November 2008
- Discussion on Civic Engagement, Coro Center for Civic Leadership, July 2005
Homer S. Brown Law Association