Theresa is the Litigation Director and a clinical instructor at the Election Law Clinic. Prior to joining the ELC, she was a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Voting Rights Project. At the ACLU, Theresa litigated voting rights cases throughout the country, including challenges to restrictions on voter registration, felony disenfranchisement, and discriminatory voter identification and registration requirements.
Before becoming a voting rights litigator, Theresa practiced at two law firms in New York. She was a law clerk to the Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and previously litigated with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and taught an accompanying clinic at Yale Law School.
Theresa received her J.D. from Yale Law School, and holds a master’s degree from the New School for Social Research and a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. She is admitted to practice in New York, and her admission in Massachusetts is currently pending.
- B.A. Communication & Media Studies Fordham University, 2004
- M.A. Historical Studies New School for Social Research, 2007
- J.D. Yale Law School, 2011
- Erin Bernstein & Theresa J. Lee, Where the Consumer Is the Commodity: The Difficulty with the Current Definition of Commercial Speech, 2013 Mich. St. L. Rev. 39 (2013).
- Theresa J. Lee, Democratizing the Economic Sphere: A Case for the Political Boycott, 115 W. Va. L. Rev. 531 (2012)