Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Jon McClanahan Lee

Professor of Practice

Office: 381B
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55455

+1 612 625 1538

Professor Jon McClanahan Lee serves as Professor of Practice at the University of Minnesota Law School. 

McClanahan Lee graduated first in his class from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif. He then clerked for The Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and was an officer in the North Carolina Army National Guard, serving in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Prior to arriving at the University of Minnesota Law School, McClanahan Lee was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Law for eight years. He taught courses in Contract Law, Criminal Law, Evidence, Remedies, and Professional Responsibility. In addition, he served as the Associate Dean for Administration and the Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence.

McClanahan Lee is a frequent speaker at national and regional law conferences, focusing on issues of law school innovation and academic success. His primary research interests include contracts, professional ethics, and empirical legal studies. He has been awarded Pro Bono Publico Award for Faculty Member of the Year and the Robert G. Byrd Award for Excellence and Creativity in Teaching from the UNC School of Law.