Professor Lee teaches international intellectual property law, copyright law, and
trademark law. He joined Chicago-Kent's faculty in 2010 as a professor of law and
director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law. He was a visiting faculty member at
Chicago-Kent during the fall 2009 term from The Ohio State University Moritz College of
Law, where he was a professor of law. 

Professor Lee is a 1995 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor
and co-chair of the books and commentaries office of the Harvard Law Review. In 1992, he
graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Williams College with a bachelor's
degree in philosophy (highest honors) and classics. 

Professor Lee's research focuses on the ways in which the Internet, technological
development, and globalization challenge existing legal paradigms. He also writes
extensively about the Framers' understanding of the Free Press Clause as a limit on
using the Copyright Clause to restrict technologies. In addition to numerous articles, he
co-authored a leading casebook with Daniel Chow titled International Intellectual
Property: Problems, Cases, and Materials (West Group 2006). 

Previously, Professor Lee was a legal writing instructor at Stanford Law School and an
attorney at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, where he supervised students
involved in public interest litigation related to law and technology and the Internet.
From 1996 to 1999, Professor Lee was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C.,
office of Mayer, Brown & Platt, working at all levels of trial and appellate
litigation, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Immediately following law
school, he clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit. 

Copyright Law


The Global Trade Mark, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (2014)

This Article offers a proposal for WTO countries to adopt global IP rights for a...



Copyright-Exempt Nonprofits: A Simple Proposal to Spur Innovation, Arizona State Law Journal (2013)

New types of social networks have recently emerged that have facilitated the growth of a...


Internet Law

The Right to Be Forgotten v. Free Speech (symposium) (forthcoming), I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (2016)


Digital Originality, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law (2012)

This Article examines the doctrine of originality in U.S. copyright law and proposes a reconfigured,...



Remixing Lessig (reviewing Lawrence Lessig, Remix (2008)), I/S: Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (2010)

This book review analyzes - and remixes - Lawrence Lessig's last copyright-related book, "Remix." It...


First Amendment

The Right to Be Forgotten v. Free Speech (symposium) (forthcoming), I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (2016)
Freedom of the Press 2.0, First Amendment Law Handbook 2008-2009 (2008)


The Right to Be Forgotten v. Free Speech (symposium) (forthcoming), I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (2016)



Measuring TRIPS Compliance and Defiance: The WTO Compliance Scorecard, Journal of Intellectual Property Law (2011)

This Article proposes the tabulation of a TRIPS Compliance Scorecard measuring a country’s attempt to...


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Decoding the DMCA Safe Harbors, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts (2009)

The DMCA is a decade old, which, in Internet time, may well be closer to...