Assistant Professor of Law
Administrative law, immigration law
Professor Lee writes at the intersection of administrative law and immigration law. He is particularly interested in how enforcement realities constrain immigration law and policy across a variety of contexts and institutions.
Recent projects have examined the use and justification of discretionary decision making in immigration enforcement policy, the structural implications of prosecutorial gatekeeping in state courts, and the pathologies associated with regulating employers for immigration and labor law violations. His work has been published in the California Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Arizona Law Review, and other legal and scholarly publications.
Professor Lee received his B.A. from Stanford University, his M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. A former Fulbright Fellow, Professor Lee worked at Skadden, Arps, clerked for Judge Mary Schroeder on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and completed a fellowship at Stanford Law School before joining the UCI Law faculty.
Procedural Analysis, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Seminar, Administrative Law, Procedural Analysis, Immigration Law & Policy, Writing for Law Review, Immigration Colloquium
- California Law Review: "De Facto Immigration Courts" (PDF)
- University of Chicago Law Review: "Screening for Solidarity" (PDF)
- William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal: "Workplace Enforcement Workarounds" (PDF)
- Arizona Law Review: "Monitoring Immigration Enforcement" (PDF)
- Stanford Law Review: "Private Immigration Screening in the Workplace"
- Prof. Lee's Scholarly Papers on SSRN
- Jan. 11, 2013:
Panelist, "Perspectives on Migration, Governance, and Citizenship" symposium at Duke Law
- April 20, 2012:
Speaker, "Critical Race Theory and Empirical Methods Symposium"
- March 17, 2012:
Breaking In: How to Become a Law Professor or Work in Legal Education, panelist on "Law Professor Job Market: Strategies for Preparation and Success," Chapman University School of Law
- April 7, 2011:
PERSPECTIVES Law Student Reading Group
- Feb. 17-18, 2011:
UCI Law Immigration Law Symposium
- Oct. 26, 2010:
Speaker on "Unauthorized Migrant, Information Policy, and Workplace Enforcement," CCIS Research Seminar Series, UC San Diego