Sophia Z. Lee
Professor of Law and History
Sophia Lee is a legal historian whose scholarship synthesizes constitutional and administrative law. She has written about administrative agencies’ role in shaping constitutional law; civil rights and labor advocates’ challenges to workplace discrimination during the early Cold War; and conservative legal movements in the post-New Deal era.
Articles and Book Chapters
Whose Rights?: Litigating the Right-to-Work, 1950-1980, in THE AMERICAN RIGHT AND U.S. LABOR: POLITICS, IDEOLOGY, AND IMAGINATION (Nelson Lichtenstein & Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012).
Book Review, 85 BUS. HIST. REV. 622 (2011) (reviewing JENNIFER DELTON, RACIAL INTEGRATION IN CORPORATE AMERICA, 1940-1990 (2009)).
Book Review, JOTWELL: LEGAL HISTORY (2011) (reviewing DANIEL RODGERS, AGE OF FRACTURE (2011)) (available at http://legalhist.jotwell.com/).
More publications can be found here.
- Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History, Labor & Employment Law, Civil Rights, Right to Work, Political History, Privacy
Penn Law - Deputy Dean (2015-2017); Professor of Law (2014-present); Assistant Professor of Law (2009-2014)
Law Clerk to Chief Judge Kimba M. Wood, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2008-09)
Samuel I. Golieb Research Fellow, New York University School of Law (2007-08)
American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice's Administrative Law History Committee (2015-)
American Society for Legal History: Board of Directors (2015-2018); Graduate Student Outreach Committee (2015-); Labor and Working Class Studies Association: Program Committee (2016-)
- Employment Law
- Administrative Law
- The Constitution Outside of the Courts: Theory and History
- The History of Privacy and the Law