Prof. Thomas H. Lee

Leitner Family Professor of International Law, Fordham University School of Law
Thomas Lee

Professor Lee's fields of expertise are international law, international arbitration, comparative and U.S. constitutional law, civil procedure, and the U.S. federal courts. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School (2012-13), University of Virginia School of Law (2007), and Columbia Law School (2005-06). After receiving his J.D. in 2000, he clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. During law school, he was Articles Chair of the Harvard Law Review and a Ph.D. candidate in Government. He has also worked at Munger, Tolles & Olson and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He received an A.B. summa cum laude in East Asian Languages & Civilizations and Government and an A.M in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard in 1991. From 1991 to 1995, he served as a U.S. naval cryptologist with four submarine deployments and shore duty in Korea and Japan. He is a member of the bars of New York, Massachusetts (inactive), and the U.S. Supreme Court, and is admitted in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the DC, First, and Second Circuits. He is on the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and is Executive Director of the International Arbitration & Mediation Assistance and Training Institute. He has advised the Constitutional Court of Korea and consults on U.S. federal constitutional, jurisdictional, and procedural issues, international arbitrations, and multi-country litigation matters.

  • Harvard, A.B., A.M., J.D.; Ph.D. candidate (Political Science).

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Publications and Multimedia
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
18th Annual Faculty Conference
January 15, 2016
Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 6-20-14 featuring Mike Ramsey and Thomas Lee
June 20, 2014
Argentina Bond Case Decided by U.S. Supreme Court - Podcast
International & National Security Law and Litigation Practice Groups Podcast
June 19, 2014
Domestic & Legal Issues Arising from American Intervention in Libya - Event Audio/Video
International & National Security Law Practice Group and Fordham Student Chapter
April 06, 2011