Stephen Lee is a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and writes at the intersection of administrative law and immigration law. He is particularly interested in how enforcement realities constrain immigration law and policy across a variety of contexts and institutions, especially the workplace, the criminal justice system, and the food industry.
Recent projects have examined the use and justification of discretionary decision making in immigration enforcement policy, the structural implications of prosecutorial gatekeeping in state courts, and the pathologies associated with regulating employers for immigration and labor law violations. His work has been or will be published in the Harvard Law Review, California Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Arizona Law Review, and other legal and scholarly publications.
Professor Lee received his B.A. from Stanford University, his M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. A former Fulbright Fellow, Professor Lee worked at Skadden, Arps, clerked for Judge Mary Schroeder on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and completed a fellowship at Stanford Law School before joining the UCI Law faculty.