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Friday, September 29, 2006

CrimProf Spotlight: Cynthia Lee

LeecThis week the CrimProf Blog spotlights CrimProf Cynthia Lee of The George Washington University School of Law:

After graduating with distinction from Stanford University, Professor Lee attended Boalt Hall School of Law where she served as an associate editor on the California Law Review. Upon graduating from law school, Professor Lee served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harold M. Fong, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

After her clerkship, she joined the law firm of Cooper, White & Cooper in San Francisco where she practiced for two years. Professor Lee started teaching law in 1993 at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she received the Thorsness Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1996. In August 2001, she joined the GW Law faculty.

Professor Lee teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. She has authored numerous law review articles and two books, Murder and the Reasonable Man: Passion and Fear in the Criminal Courtroom (NYU Press 2003) and Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (West 2005) (with Angela Harris). Professor Lee was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2004, and is currently serving as secretary to the AALS criminal justice section. [Mark Godsey]

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