Program Faculty

2017 Faculty

Steven F. Huefner

Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law; Director of Clinical Programs; Legislation Clinic Director; Senior Fellow, Election Law @ Moritz

Before joining The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law faculty, Professor Steven F. Huefner practiced law for five years in the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, U.S. Senate, and for two years in private practice at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He also clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Christine M. Durham of the Supreme Court of Utah. Professor Huefner was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School, where he served as head articles editor for the Columbia Law Review.

Professor Huefner has published a number of articles and books, including From Registration to Recounts: The Election Ecosystems of Five Midwestern States, co-authored with his Election Law @ Moritz colleagues. His research interests are in issues of legislative process and democratic theory, including election law. He is conversant in Japanese, spent one summer working for a Japanese law firm, and remains interested in Japanese law.

Professor Huefner is a Senior Fellow of Election Law @ Moritz, and Co-Director of the OSU Democracy Studies Program. He also is Director of Clinical Programs at Moritz, as well as director of the Legislation Clinic. He also teaches Legislation, Law & Religion, Jurisprudence, and Legal Writing.

Katrina Lee

Associate Clinical Professor of Law


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. She represented Fortune 100 companies in all litigation phases, including discovery, trial, appeal, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. At the national law firm Nossaman LLP, she was elevated to equity partner in her seventh year of practice.

Professor Lee regularly presents on topics related to negotiations, the legal profession, legal research and writing, mentoring, and law school pedagogy. Professor Lee serves on the boards of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio. Professor Lee formerly served on the board of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and is a recipient of the BASF Award of Merit. Her writings have appeared in or are forthcoming in various publications including law reviews and conference proceedings. At Moritz, Professor Lee teaches Legal Negotiations and Settlements, Business of Law, Legal Analysis and Writing, and LL.M. Legal Writing. Professor Lee is the Director of Moritz’s 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.

Keith HawkinsKeith Hawkins
Professor Emeritus of Law and Society, University of Oxford, Fellow and Tutor in Law, Oriel College, University of Oxford; Former Deputy Director, Centre For Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. Author: Environment and Enforcement: Law as Last Resort

Keith Hawkins is the Professor Emeritus of Law and Society at the University of Oxford, fellow and tutor in law at the university’s Oriel College, and the former deputy director for the university’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. His research interests are in the sociology of legal processes and are concerned with legal decision-making and the workings of governmental regulation in the areas of environmental control and occupational health and safety regulations

Christopher J. WhelanDr. Christopher J. Whelan
Oxford Law Faculty Member; Associate Director, International Law Programmes, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor, Washington & Lee Law School, Author: Creative Accounting and the Cross-Eyed Javelin Thrower; Legal Systems and Social Systems; Military Intervention in Democratic Societies; Small Claims Courts: A Comparative Study.

Christopher J. Whelan is an Oxford Law faculty member and associate director of the International Law Programmes at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Creative Accounting and the Cross-Eyed Javelin Thrower, Legal Systems and Social Systems, Military Intervention in Democratic Societies, and Small Claims Courts: A Comparative Study.