Eunice Lee is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Her research centers on migration, citizenship, and borders. Professor Lee engages overlapping areas of immigration, constitutional, administrative, and international human rights law to understand the rights of immigrants and refugees in the United States. As both a legal scholar and anthropologist, she also draws upon social theory and ethnographic methods in her work. She considers how immigration legal systems shape citizenship and sovereignty, and how social change movements expand the possibilities of law.
In prior practice, Professor Lee was a litigator at the national American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project, where she filed class action constitutional challenges to mandatory immigration detention; and a co-director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at UC Hastings, where she led litigation and advocacy on behalf of refugee women, children, and LGBTQ+ individuals. She also previously served as the Albert M. Sacks Fellow at Harvard Law School's Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. After law school, Professor Lee clerked for the Hon. Carlos F. Lucero of the Tenth Circuit. In 2019, she received the "40 Under 40" Award from the national LGBT Bar Association for her work on behalf of queer and transgender asylum seekers.
Professor Lee holds a B.A. from Stanford University, Ph.D in Anthropology from UC Berkeley (filed 2020), and J.D. from Yale Law School. She teaches Civil Procedure and Immigration Law.
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
- J.D., Yale Law School
- B.A., Stanford University