Eumi
Lee

Clinical Professor of Law

Biography

Professor Eumi K. Lee teaches the Criminal Practice Clinic and the Individual Representation Clinic, as well as Criminal Procedure and Legal Ethics. She co-directs the Individual Representation Clinic, where she started the clean slate practice in 2011. Her scholarship focuses on reentry and criminal justice reform, privacy and criminal records, and clinical pedagogy.

Professor Lee received her BA from Pomona College and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating with honors. During law school, she was a founding member of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law and served as a law clerk for the Office of Independent Counsel Carol Elder Bruce. After graduating from Georgetown, Professor Lee clerked for the Honorable Jerome Turner of the US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before arriving at UC Hastings, Professor Lee practiced at Keker & Van Nest and Thelen, Reid & Priest, specializing in criminal defense and commercial litigation. She has represented a broad spectrum of clients in both federal and state court, as well as various administrative forums. In addition, she has worked on numerous appellate cases, such as City and County of San Francisco v. Cobra Solutions, Inc., 38 Cal. 4th 839 (2006). Throughout her career, Professor Lee has engaged in extensive amounts of pro bono litigation, including an amicus brief on behalf of Fred Korematsu and others, in the enemy combatant case Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 542 U.S. 426 (2004).

Professor Lee is actively involved in the community and the bar. She served as the President of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (“AABA”) from 2014 to 2015. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Law Caucus, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, and other organizations.

Expertise

Education

  1. Georgetown University Law Center 1999

    J.D., Law

  2. Pomona College 1994

    B.A., Politics

Selected Scholarship

  1. An Overview of Special Populations in California Prisons 01/2010

    Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

  2. The Centerpiece to Real Reform? Political, Legal, and Social Barriers to Reentry in California 01/2010

    Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

Courses

  1. Professional Responsibility
  2. Criminal Practice Clinic
  3. Criminal Practice Fieldwork
  4. Individual Representation Clinic
  5. Individual Representation Clinic Fieldwork