Professor Katrina Lee joined the faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2011 after an accomplished career in complex litigation spanning more than 12 years. Professor Lee has represented Fortune 100 companies in all litigation phases, including discovery, trial, appeal, and dispute resolution proceedings. At a national law firm, she was elevated to equity partner in her seventh year of practice, making her one of the youngest ever in that firm’s history to achieve that distinction.
Professor Lee writes and speaks on topics related to the business of law; legal writing; negotiations; mentoring; and pedagogy. She is the author of several scholarly articles and the business of law coursebook, The Legal Career: Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice (West Academic 2017). She has presented on curricular innovation topics, including designing social justice problems for the legal writing curriculum, and creating a sustainable model for teaching international graduate students legal writing. Professor Lee has presented at the Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference, the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference, and the National Legal Mentoring Consortium Conference.
Professor Lee brings to her work leadership experience at her former law firm and in the legal community. While a corporate litigator, she chaired her law firm’s recruiting committee and ran the firm’s San Francisco office summer associate program. She served on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco, as the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission On Youth At Risk, and as an advisory board member for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s School-To-College diversity pipeline program.
Professor Lee is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). She is Chair of the Legal Writing Institute’s (LWI) Scholarship Development & Outreach Committee and a member of the LWI 2018 Biennial Conference Program Committee. Professor Lee is also a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio and Chair of its Mentorship Committee.
Professor Lee teaches the Business of Law seminar, Legal Analysis and Writing 1 and 2, Legal Negotiations and Settlements, and LL.M. Legal Writing. In the summer of 2017, Professor Lee taught the course “Business Negotiations in a Global Environment” at the University of Oxford (as part of the Oxford-Ohio State University Summer Law Program). Professor Lee is Director of the LL.M. Legal Writing program. Professor Lee triple-majored at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1994, and received her J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. Professor Lee is a recipient of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Award of Merit. She is a member of the California State Bar.