Librarian III/ Assistant Professor
Jootaek Lee
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Jootaek Lee is an assistant professor and librarian at Rutgers Law School (Newark). Professor Lee is also an adjunct professor and an affiliated faculty for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at the Northeastern University School of Law, where he has served as Senior Law Librarian (Research Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law) for seven and half years. He also worked before as a librarian assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Law. He is also a Massachusetts attorney.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Expertise

Professor Lee, a prolific author and scholar, has been published in prestigious journals, including Georgetown Environmental Law Review, Law Library Journal, International Journal of Legal Information, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Korea University Law Review, and Globalex by New York University Law School. His research focuses on human rights to land, water and education, Asian practice of international law, especially human rights and international criminal law, legal informatics, Korean law and legal education, and pedagogy in law. Professor Lee made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. He is also active with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL), having served on AALL’s Diversity Committee, CONELL Committee, and Awards Committee. He is the former Co-Chair of International Legal Research Interest Group of the ASIL (2012-2015) and the former president of Asian American Law Librarians Caucus of AALL (2013-2014).

A native of Korea, Professor Lee graduated magna cum lade from Korea University where he also received an M.A. in international law. He completed his J.D. at Florida State University, where he was also awarded M.L.S. He is currently teaching advanced legal research and international legal research and coaching the Phillip C. Jessup Interantional Moot Court team at the Rutgers Law School. He also teaches international business transactions at the Northeastern University School of Law. 

  • Comparative Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Law (Public)
  • International Trade
  • Legal Research
  • Water Law