Professor 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 Katrina Lee serves as Director of Moritz’s top-ranked Program on Dispute Resolution. She 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.
Professor Lee writes and presents on topics related to the business of law; negotiations; legal ethics; legal writing; and mentoring. Her writings include several scholarly articles and the first-of-its-kind business of law coursebook The Legal Career: Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice (2d ed. West 2020). She is also a co-author of the third edition of the legal writing coursebook The U.S. Guide to Legal Analysis and Writing (3d ed. Aspen 2022).
Professor Lee brings to her work leadership experience at a law firm and in the legal community. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. She is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio and Chair of its Mentorship Committee. Professor Lee has served as President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (2020-2021) and as a co-chair of the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference Committee (2020). While a corporate litigator, she chaired her law firm’s recruiting committee and ran its San Francisco office summer associate program. She served on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as an advisory board member and mentor in the BASF School-To-College diversity pipeline program.
Professor Lee teaches Business of Law, Legal Analysis and Writing 1 and 2, Legal Negotiations, LL.M. Legal Writing, and Business Negotiations in a Global Environment. In Summer 2022, she served as the Faculty Director of the University of Oxford-Ohio State University Summer Law Program. Professor Lee serves as Co-Faculty Advisor for The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. She is the Director of the LL.M. Legal Writing program.
Professor Lee, a triple major, earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of the California State Bar.
Professor Lee is the recipient of the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor Award from the Class of 2022.