Monday, October 21, 2013
Jennifer J. Lee, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Prior to joining the Temple faculty this year, Lee was a farm worker attorney both at Colorado Legal Services and Legal Aid of North Carolina. She represented farm workers in employment cases, including wage and hour, civil rights, and human trafficking litigation, as well as in immigration cases for victims of crime (U visa) and human trafficking (T visa). She was also involved in community education, policy, and legislative advocacy on behalf of farm workers.
Lee is best known for her work with H-2A sheepherders, an extremely vulnerable population of immigrant workers in the Western states who face egregious working conditions. Earlier in her career she was a staff attorney at the ACLU of Colorado, a Clifton Everett Fellow at Legal Aid of North Carolina working with immigrant victims of domestic violence and a Staff Attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services representing low-income tenants.
Lee clerked for the Hon. Franklin Van Antwerpen in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania following her graduation from law school. Lee has also previously taught as a visiting clinical professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she worked with students on immigration and poverty law cases.
At Temple, Lee will work with students at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice.