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Youngjae Lee

Fordham Law Professor Youngjae Lee

Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Research

Curriculum Vitae

SSRN (academic papers)


Telephone: 212-636-7662
Office: Room 7-105

Faculty Assistant: Diane Pinero

Research and Teaching Areas

Criminal Law; Philosophy and Law


  • Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, 2012-present
  • Associate Professor of Law (with tenure), Fordham University School of Law, 2010-2012
  • Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, 2005-2010
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 2012-2013
  • Visiting Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, Spring 2011
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, Fall 2009
  • Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Law Department, 2008-2009
  • Alexander Fellow, NYU School of Law, 2003-2005
  • Litigation Associate, Jenner & Block, Washington, D.C., 2002-2003
  • Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch (Honors Program), 2000-2002
  • Law Clerk, Judge Judith W. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1999-2000
  • Editor, Harvard Law Review, 1997-1999
  • Fulbright Scholar, Seoul National University, Department of Philosophy, 1995-1996

Selected Publications


  • Harvard Law School JD 1999 (magna cum laude)
  • Swarthmore College BA 1995 (high honors, Major: Philosophy, Minor: Economics)