Faculty Profiles : HEE EUN LEE
Associate Dean and Professor of Law
Member of the New York Bar

Professor Lee received his bachelor’s degree (A.B.) in Political Science and Asian Studies from Vassar College. At Syracuse University, he received his law degree (J.D.) with honors from the College of Law and his master’s degree (M.A.) in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He received his master of laws degree (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law.

He was associated with Burlingham Underwood LLP in New York City where he practiced maritime and admiralty law and commercial litigation. Professor Lee has also taught as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law’s International Law and Human Rights Summer Program in Strasbourg, France (2005 and 2013) and as an instructor at the National Human Recources Development Institute (Korea), Korean Intellectual Property Office, and Seoul Bar Association. He was also a visiting fellow at Emory Law School’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion in the fall of 2011.

Professor Lee is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Yearbook of International Law published under the auspices of the Foundation for the Devleopment of International Law in Asia (DILA) and will be published by Brill in 2017. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of DILA and a member of the Board of Directors of Advocates International (USA).

His publications include The Making of International Law in Korea: From Colony to Asian Power (Brill/Nijhoff, 2016) (co-authored with Seokwoo Lee) and  Northeast Asian Perspectives of International Law: Contemporary Issues and Challenges (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013) and Dokdo: Historical Appraisal and International Justice (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011) (both co-edited with Seokwoo Lee) along with book chapters and journal articles.

At Handong, he teaches International Economic Law, International Human Rights, Public International Law, and Property.