Introducing Guest Blogger Youngjae Lee

I’m very pleased to announce that Professor Youngjae Lee will be guest blogging with us this month.  Youngjae is an Associate Professor at Fordham University School of Law.  He joined the Fordham faculty in 2005 from NYU School of Law, where he was an Alexander Fellow.  In 2008-2009, he was a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, and in Fall 2009, he was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago.  Before entering academia, he served as a law clerk to Judge Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and has worked as an attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division in the U.S. Department of Justice and at Jenner & Block in Washington, DC.  Youngjae’s teaching and research interests include criminal law, criminal law theory, international criminal law, and torts.

His recent scholarship includes:

* “Repeat Offenders and the Question of Desert,” in The Role of Previous Convictions at Sentencing: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives (Julian V. Roberts & Andrew von Hirsch eds., forthcoming 2010)

* Recidivism as Omission: A Relational Account, 87 Texas Law Review 571 (2009)

* The Defense of Necessity and Powers of the Government, 3 Criminal Law and Philosophy 133 (2009)

* International Consensus as Persuasive Authority in the Eighth Amendment, 156 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 63 (2007)

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