Thomas H. Lee
Fordham University School of Law
33 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023-7905
Office: Room 210
Thomas Lee has taught courses in civil procedure, constitutional law, federal courts, international arbitration, international law and international relations theory, international trade, the laws of war, telecommunications law, and the U.S. Supreme Court, at Fordham, Columbia, the University of Virginia, Leiden University (Netherlands), and Sungkyunkwan University (Korea). He received an A.B. summa cum laude in Government and an A.M. in East Asian Studies from Harvard in 1991. He spent the next four years as a U.S. naval cryptology officer in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean theaters of operation, where he made two aircraft-carrier and four submarine deployments. After receiving his J.D. from Harvard in 2000, he clerked for the Hon. Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and for the Hon. David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. During law school, he was Articles Chair of the Harvard Law Review. He also worked at Munger, Tolles & Olson; Wachtell, Lipton & Rosen; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges. He was also a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Harvard, specializing in international relations and comparative politics.
Lee's research focuses on U.S. and comparative constitutional law, international arbitration, law and warfare, and the role of the U.S. federal judiciary in foreign relations. He is also an adviser to the Korean Constitutional Court and consults on U.S. federal jurisdictional and international arbitration matters. He is proficient in Korean and has a reading knowledge of French, Japanese, and Latin.
- Leitner Family Professor of International Law, 2009-
- Director, Graduate and International Studies, 2007-
- Director, Fordham-SKKU Summer Institute in International Law in Seoul Korea, 2006-
- Director, Center for International Security and Humanitarian Law, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, 2008-
- Co-Director, Fordham Law Summer Institute in New York City, 2007-
- Chair, Federal Courts Section of the American Association of Law Schools, 2010-
- Affiliated Faculty, Center on National Security, 2011-
- Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea), 2006-
- Visiting Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, 2007
- Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, 2005-06
- Scholar-in-Residence, Columbia Law School, 2009-11
- Member of the bars of Massachusetts, New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Admitted in the D.C., First, and Second Circuits.