Donna Hae Kyun Lee, Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Programs and Professor, is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the NYU Law Review, and later served as the President of the Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Alumni Association. She received her B.A. in history from Brown University. Following law school, Professor Lee clerked on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She then worked at the Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit of the Legal Aid Society in New York City, and at the National Prison Project of the ACLU Foundation in Washington, D.C. Professor Lee joined the faculty of the Law School to teach in the Battered Women’s Rights Clinic, an interdisciplinary clinic that addresses domestic violence issues from legal and social work perspectives. She currently serves as the Board Chair of the NY Asian Women’s Center, an organization that advocates for and serves Asian women and children affected by domestic violence.
Why I Teach at CUNY Law?
"I teach at CUNY Law because our students, faculty, and staff are passionate about our social justice mission and recognize that diversifying the legal profession is a critical step towards achieving this goal."