Professor Eumi K. Lee received her BA from Pomona College and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated with honors. During law school, she was a founding member of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic, and served as a law clerk for the Office of Independent Counsel Carol Elder Bruce.
After graduating from Georgetown, Professor Lee served as a law clerk for both the Honorable Jerome Turner of the US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before arriving at UC Hastings, Professor Lee practiced at Keker & Van Nest and Thelen, Reid & Priest, specializing in criminal defense and commercial litigation. She has represented a broad spectrum of clients in both federal and state court, as well as various administrative forums. In addition, she has worked on numerous appellate cases, such as City and County of San Francisco v. Cobra Solutions, Inc., 38 Cal. 4th 839 (2006). Throughout her career, Professor Lee has engaged in extensive amounts of pro bono litigation involving immigration and civil rights issues, including an amicus brief on behalf of Fred Korematsu, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and various civil rights organizations, in the enemy combatant case Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 542 U.S. 426 (2004).
Professor Lee is currently serving as the President of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Law Caucus and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.
Courses Taught: Civil Justice Clinic - Individual Representation, Roles & Ethics in Practice, Seminar on Terrorism and the Law - Warrantless Wiretapping, Criminal Practice Clinic, and Criminal Procedure
Expertise: Clinical Teaching and Criminal Law