Katrina Lee is the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law and the Director of the College’s Program on Dispute Resolution. She is the recipient of the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor Award from the Class of 2022. Professor Lee writes and presents on topics related to the business of law, negotiations, legal ethics, and legal writing. Professor Lee teaches the Business of Law, Legal Analysis and Writing 1 and 2, Legal Negotiation, LL.M. Legal Writing, The Lawyer as Negotiator, and Business Negotiations in a Global Environment.
An accomplished scholar, Professor Lee is the author of the first-of-its-kind business of law coursebook The Legal Career: Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice and co-author of the third edition of the legal writing coursebook The U.S. Guide to Legal Analysis and Writing. Her work has appeared in journals including the Denver Law Review, the Nevada Law Journal, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, and the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. She is also the principal investigator on a project funded by a grant from the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation.
Professor Lee joined the faculty at Moritz in 2011 after a career in complex litigation spanning more than 12 years. 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 serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and on the Competitions Committee (Negotiations Subcommittee) of the American Bar Association. She is a former President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio and Chair of its Mentorship Committee. In addition, she serves as the Chair-elect of the President and Provost’s Council on Women at Ohio State and a member of the Steering Committee of the Divided Community Project.