Kevin P. Lee
Professor Lee is a multidimensional legal scholar and teacher with advanced degrees in Christian ethics, religious studies, and philosophy and religion. Professor Lee couples his long-standing interest in the phenomenon of human religiousness with his interest in the emerging networked, globalized society. He is concerned with questions about how religious experience has contributed to understandings of law and politics, and the role of religiousness in shaping the future. As a Christian ethicist, he focuses on the personalist moral philosophy of John Paul II (written under his birth name, Karol Wojtyla). He is a frequent speaker on religious ethics, philosophy of economics, the legal profession, legal education, and the social and political ethics of the international trade regime.
Awards & professional honors More ▼
Contracts Close ▲
Comparative Law of China International Business Transactions
PhD (Social and Political Ethics), Divinity School of The University of Chicago (anticipated, 2012) Close ▲
MA (Religious Studies), the Divinity School of The University of Chicago
JD, New York Law School
MA (Philosophy and Religion), Colgate University
BA (Philosophy and Religion), Colgate University
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Braun Moriya Hoashi & Kubota, Tokyo, Japan Close ▲
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Member, North Carolina Bar Association Close ▲
Member, Society of Christian Ethics
Member, America Catholic Philosophical Association
Member, American Academy of Religion
Professional Experience More ▼
Kevin P. Lee, Inherit the Myth: How William Jennings Bryans Struggle with Social Darwinism and Legal Formalism Demythologize the Scopes Monkey Trial, 33 Campbell Law Review 347-382 (2004).
Kevin P. Lee, Deeper Longings: The Relevance of Theology for Contemporary Rights Theories, 3 Ave Maria Law Review 289-301 (2005).
Kevin P. Lee, Hillary Putnam and the Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy, 1 Journal of Catholic Social Thought and the Law 684-706 (2004).
Frohnen, Bruce and Lee, Kevin Paul, “Lawyers, Loyalty, and the Question of Citizenship: Perspectives from the Classroom and from Catholic Social Thought,” (August 17, 2009). Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 417-448, 2009.
“Contemporary Challenges to Natural Law Theories,” 12 Catholic Social Science Rev., 41-49 (2007).
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The Foundations of Catholic Legal Theory: A Primer in Michael Scaperlanda and Teresa Collette, (eds.)
Self-Evident Truths: Catholic Perspectives on American Law, (Catholic University Press) With Phillip M. Thompson, Ph.D.
Insights and Hindsights From Seeking a Global Ethic, in Mark J. Cherry, ed. Natural Law and the Possibility of a Global Ethics (Kluwer Publishers, 2007).
Kevin P. Lee, Solidarity: A Principle, an Attitude, a Duty, or the Virtue for an Interdependent World? Marie Vainney Bilgren (Peter Lang Publishing, 1999) in The Journal of Religion, October 2001.
Kevin P. Lee, Making Men Moral, Civil Liberties and Public Morality, Robert P. George (Oxford University Press, 1993), 26 The Journal of Law and Religion, 835-836 (2001).
Kevin P. Lee, Prophet of the Christian Social Manifesto: Joseph Husslein, S. J. His Life, Work, & Social Thought, Stephen A. Werner (Marquette University Press, 2001), The Journal of Religion, March 2002.
Kevin P. Lee, Beyond Solidarity, Pragmatism and Difference in a Globalized World, Giles Gunn (University of Chicago Press, 2001), The Journal of Religion, October 2002.
Kevin P. Lee, Pope John Paul II: Prophetic Politician, Jo Renee Formicola (Georgetown University Press, 2002), The Journal of Religion, April 2003.
Kevin P. Lee, Problems at the Root of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory, Joel Feinberg, The Review of Metaphysics, 2005.
Kevin P. Lee
Associate Professor of Law