Lee is a graduate of Grinnell College, the University of Massachusetts (M. Ed.) and George Washington University's National Law Center (J.D.). He is co-author of the organization's flagship textbook, Street Law: A Course in Practical Law, now in its eighth edition. He developed the Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program and is implementing it with corporate legal departments and urban school systems throughout the country. He is the director of Street Law’s Supreme Court institutes and seminars, professional development programs for teachers delivered in collaboration with the Supreme Court Historical Society.
Lee has been an active member and former chair of the citizenship committee of the National Council for the Social Studies. He is a former winner of the Isidore Starr award from the American Bar Association and was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.