January 26, 2017
Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Courtney G. Lee was elected as the 2017 Secretary of the Association of American of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Academic Support at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting on January 7, 2017. She served on that section's executive committee from 2012 to 2014, and currently is a member of the executive committee of the AALS Section on Animal Law. She also served as Chair of the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education in 2015.
Professor Lee's latest law review article, The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty: Problems and Possibilities in Animal Testing Regulation, was published in the Nebraska Law Review in 2016. She was honored to have written the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning's Article of the Month for August 2015, Changing Gears to Meet the 'New Normal' in Legal Education. Professor Lee has published in and recently served as Executive Editor of The Learning Curve, the official publication of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Academic Support. Additionally, she has contributed her written work to the Clinical Legal Education Association and the Law School Academic Support Project, and she was featured as a guest blogger on the Law School Academic Support Blog, a member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.
As the Director of Academic Support at McGeorge School of Law, Professor Lee oversees and teaches courses and programs designed to help McGeorge graduates pass the bar exam on the first attempt. She also teaches Animal Law at McGeorge, and is the Faculty Advisor of the McGeorge Student Animal Legal Defense Fund student organization. Professor Lee also co-authored Cases and Materials on Principles of Agency and edited Practical & Persuasive Legal Writing Course Materials, textbooks published internally for McGeorge courses, and her Agency casebook and materials have been used with permission by six other law schools to teach similar courses.
Professor Lee suffered a traumatic brain injury when riding her bike in summer 2014, and she shared the story of her inspirational healing journey in a book published in October 2016, Surviving Brain Injury: Stories of Strength and Inspiration. She has recently been researching the subject of animal hoarding and has drafted an article on that matter that she hopes to publish in 2017.