Date Created: 12/07/2016
Last Updated: 12/07/2016

In loving memory of Hope Lewis
5/14/1962 - 12/6/2016

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Visits: 15,905

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our dear colleague L. Hope Lewis who passed away yesterday after a courageous battle with illness. Hope was a leader within our community, a cherished colleague at Northeastern University, an intellectual trailblazer and activist in the human rights field, and a beloved friend to many of us.

She will be sorely missed. The funeral will be at Bethel AME Church, 38 Walk Hill Street, Boston, MA 02130 on Thursday, December 15, viewing at 10AM and service to commence at 11AM.

Contributions can be made to Partners In Health:

We invite you to leave a message in Hope's memory on this website.




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Recent Memories & Stories

By: Dan Givelber Monday, December 12, 2016
Hope personified grace under pressure. I never knew anyone who dealt with adversity with as bright a smile or as winning a manner. She was an exceptional presence at the law school, beloved by students and faculty... View Entire Memory
By: Karl Klare Sunday, December 11, 2016
Dear Hope, Hallie loved you; she always asked how you were. Whenever I returned from a Law School event that was for some reason held away from the building, Hallie wanted to know: “How did Hope get there? Who gave... View Entire Memory


Recent Tributes

By: Jaya Ramji-Nogales Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Hope was such a beautiful human being. Always gracious, always kind, and often funny, her accomplishments were tremendous despite the obstacles she faced. Perhaps the most inspiring aspect of Hope's grace was her... View Entire Tribute
By: Brenda K Sunday, December 11, 2016
It is hard to find words. Professor Lewis was such an inspirational thinker, teacher, community builder, and mentor. The wonderful work that she did developing Global Law at NUSL was among the things that brought me... View Entire Tribute
By: Jeff Lipman Friday, December 09, 2016
Hey Hope's Family + Friends: Jeff Lipman here, NUSL '03. Thank you* for always making the time for an alumnus who was trying to get something going a decade ago (three years post graduation). You are an inextricable... View Entire Tribute


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By: Regina and Beverly Atkinson Saturday, November 24, 2018
Dear family & Friends,Death is difficult to deal with but we have the hope of a resurrection from our loving God Jehovah. The resurrection hope is one of the strongest themes mentioned throughout the Bible. Keep in mind... View Entire Condolence
By: nnena odim Friday, December 09, 2016
Such sad news. Professor Lewis was an inspiration to me on so many levels. Her work was global, her writing was motivational, and her passion was unwavering. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. View Entire Condolence
By: Paula Johnson Friday, December 09, 2016
The news of Hope's passing saddens me greatly. I keep repeating her name as though it were a mantra. Hope was her name and also her gift to us. We started teaching around the same time and got to know each other through... View Entire Condolence

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