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School of Law

Assistant Professor of LawJaime Alison Lee
Director, Community Development Clinic
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 418

Administrative Assistant: Melanie Hanson
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 413


J.D., Harvard University, 1999
B.A., cum laude, Yale University, 1994

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Community Development Law
Business Organizations
Nonprofits, Small Businesses, Social Enterprises and Cooperatives
Affordable Housing

Lee joined the faculty in 2011. She teaches Business Organizations, which focuses on the law of corporations, partnerships, LLC’s, and other entities and also directs the  Community Development Clinic , in which law students represent community-oriented enterprises in transactional, regulatory, and other non-litigation matters. Lee was honored to receive the University of Baltimore's Saul Ewing Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Area of Transactional Law in 2013 and its AALS Teacher of the Year award in 2014. Lee’s scholarship focuses on barriers faced by low-income people within contemporary legal systems, analyzes how systems meant to benefit the poor are frequently subverted or distorted, and proposes ways to combat such subversion.

Prior to joining the University of Baltimore faculty, Lee taught in the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic at American University, Washington College of Law and was a partner at a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in federal affordable housing law, policy, finance, and public-private partnerships. Lee also clerked for Judge Marvin Katz in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, trained and served as a mediator, and was an editor of the  Harvard Negotiation Law Review.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

Poverty, Dignity, and Public Housing, __ Col. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. __ (2016)(forthcoming)

Rights At Risk In Privatized Public Housing, 50 Tulsa L. Rev. 759 (2015)

Can You Hear Me Now?: Making Participatory Governance Work for the Poor, 7 Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. 405 (2013).

Talks and Presentations

“Poverty Law: Academic Activism” conference Seattle University School of Law (upcoming February 2016)

AALS Annual Meeting, Co-Presenter, The Value of Clinical Legal Education (upcoming January 2016)

The Present and Future of the Civil Rights Movement” Conference, Duke University, Panelist (November 2015)

“ClassCrits VIII, Emerging Coalitions: Challenging the Structures of Inequality” Conference, University of Tennessee School of Law, Panelist (October 2015)

UB School of Law’s Constitution Day 2015 Program: The Supreme Law of the Land in Today’s Baltimore, Discussant (September 2015)

15th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference, Planning Committee Member (to be held at the University of Baltimore School of Law in April 2016)

AALS Clinical Section Mentoring, Outreach, and Training Committee, Co-Chair (2015-16)

AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Co-Presenter, Creating, Adapting and Assessing Clinical Experiences (April 2014)

Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Commenter, Work-in-Progress (January 2014)

Teaching and Learning Day, Panelist, Real World Experiential Learning, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, and Technology (Fall 2013)

Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Cohort, Participant, Teaching Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Center for Learning, Teaching, and Technology (Summer-Fall 2013)

AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Co-Presenter, Multidimensional Lawyering, Social Justice & Curriculum Design: Incorporating Goals for Structural Change within Diverse Clinical Models (May 2013)

AALS Annual Meeting, Presenter, Making Clinical Education Work for Part-Time Students (January 2013)

Society of American Law Teachers (SALT)/LatCrit Faculty Development Workshop, Planning Committee Member (October 2012)

Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Co-Discussant, Educating Social Justice Lawyers (August 2012)

AALS New Law Teachers Workshop, Section of Women in Legal Education Speaker (June 2012)

AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Co-Presenter, Teaching Takeaways: Teaching Identity in Non-Litigation Clinics (June 2012)

DC Bar Community Economic Development Pro Bono Project, Presenter and Advisor, Training for Volunteer Lawyers For Childcare Initiative (September 2011)

AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Co-Facilitator, Legislative and Policy Lawyering Working Group (June 2011)