Lewis A. Grossman


2017-2018 LAPA Fellow

Home Institution, American University Washington College of Law

LAPA Fellow, 2017-2018

LAPA Fellow

 347 Wallace Hall



Lewis A. Grossman specializes in the areas of food and drug law, health law, American legal history, and civil procedure.  His recent scholarship focuses on the role of patients, consumers, and social movements in food and drug law and medical practice regulation.  In 2015, he was a Visiting Professor of Law at Cornell Law School.  Professor Grossman has published widely and co-authored the text, Food and Drug Law: Cases and Materials (with Peter Barton Hutt and Richard A. Merrill). He has served as a member or consultant on three committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prior to entering academia, he clerked for Chief Judge Abner Mikva of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced as a regulatory attorney at a Washington, D.C. law firm. Professor Grossman earned his Ph.D. in History from Yale University, where he was awarded the George Washington Egleston Historical Prize for best dissertation in the field of American history; his J.D. from Harvard Law School; and a B.A. from Yale University.  At LAPA, he will work on his book-in-progress, entitled Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in American Law and History.