Professor Evan Lee graduated from University of California, Berkeley, A.B. (1982) and Yale Law School, J.D. (1985). After law school, he clerked for the Hon. William H. Orrick, Jr., United States District Judge for the Northern District of California in 1985 to 1986. The third-year class voted him “Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year” in 1997, 2002, and 2007. In 2006, the student body voted him “Professor of the Year,” and in 2005 he won the Rutter Group Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Every July, Professor Lee joins Professors Erwin Chemerinsky, Laurie Levenson, and Suzanna Sherry as faculty for the Federal Judicial Center’s “Supreme Court Term in Review,” a television program produced for federal district judges and their clerks to keep them abreast of the Supreme Court’s most recent decisions.
Professor Lee has published leading articles on federal courts law in the UC Hastings Law Journal, Southern California Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Washington University Law Quarterly, Vanderbilt Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Supreme Court Review. In 2011, his book Judicial Restraint in America: How the Ageless Wisdom of Federal Courts Was Invented was published by Oxford University Press. In 2007 to 2008, he occupied the Harry and Lillian UC Hastings Research Chair.
Courses Taught: Criminal Law, and Federal Courts
Expertise: Criminal Law and Federal Courts
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