Professor Y.S. Lee wiill visit IPAID and stay in Wonju from June to July, 2016.
Y. S. (Steve) Lee
Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Adjunct Professor
Areas of Expertise
Business Law, Law and Development, Comparative Law, International Commercial Law and Arbitration, International Trade and Economic Development
Professor Lee is a scholar in international trade law and economic development. In addition to serving as Scholar in Residence and Adjunct Professor, he is Director of the Law and Development Institute. He has also taught and conducted academic research at leading universities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He graduated in economics with academic distinction from the University of California at Berkeley and received law degrees from the University of Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD). He is licensed to practice law in multiple jurisdictions, including the United States (Attorney at Law: California, North Carolina) and the United Kingdom (Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales).
Author of Reclaiming Development in the World Trading System (Cambridge University Press, 2006, reprint 2009),Safeguard Measures in World Trade: The Legal Analysis (Edward Elgar, 3rd ed. 2014), and Microtrade:A New System of International Trade with Volunteerism Towards Poverty Elimination (co-authored, Routledge, 2013), Professor Lee has published over sixty scholarly articles, book volumes, chapters, and shorter notes with leading publishers in North America, Europe, and Asia, in the areas of international economic law, law and development, comparative law, and international commercial arbitration. He has pioneered academic research on safeguard measures (emergency import restraint measures) under the World Trade Organization (WTO) system and developed the concept of “microtrade," a new system of international trade designed to alleviate populations of the least-developed countries of extreme poverty. His work has focused on the impacts that domestic and international legal systems, particularly the legal framework for international trade, have on economic development. He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of World Trade and the founding editor-in-chief of the Law and Development Review.
Professor Lee has participated in a number of bilateral and multilateral negotiations on international trade and investment at international forums such as the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. He has appeared before WTO dispute settlement panels and the WTO Appellate Body as a government counsel, and advised national governments, international law firms, and consulting companies on international trade and development projects and major international commercial arbitration cases. He has frequently spoken on issues of international economic law, law and development, and the WTO at prominent forums including Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Education: PHD, MA, and BA, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law; Cambridge, UK; BA in economics, University of California at Berkeley, California (with Distinction in General Scholarship).