Jootaek Lee is Senior Law Librarian (Research Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law), Lecturer, and Affiliated Faculty for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at the Northeastern University School of Law. He is one of the Global Law Advisors and is serving as a coach for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team of the Law School. Mr. Lee teaches international and foreign legal research, international business transactions and advanced legal research. He received a B.A. from Korea University where he also received an M.A. in international law. He also completed his J.D. at Florida State University, where he was also awarded M.L.S. Previously, he worked as a law librarian assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Lee has published articles relating to legal informatics, legal pedagogy, human rights, and East Asian legal resources in various journals, including Law Library Journal, International Journal of Legal Information, and Globalex by NYU. Furthermore, he has made numerous presentations at national conferences. Mr. Lee is actively participating in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL). He is the former Co-Chair of International Legal Research Interest Group of ASIL (2012-2015), and the former president of Asian American Law Librarians Caucus of AALL (2013-2014). He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Florida Bar.

Selected Publications:

Frontiers of Legal Information: U.S. Law Librarians of the Future, 43.2/43.3 International Journal of Legal Information 411 (2015), available at SSRN,

Contemporary Land Grabbing, Research, and Bibliography, 107 Law Library Journal 259 (2015), available at SSRN:

Online Resources, in Mexican Law and Legal Research (Jonathan Pratter and Julienne E. Grant eds., 2014), reprinted in Research Guide to Mexican Law, 35:1 Legal Reference Service Quarterly 18 (2016).

Republic of Korea, in Sources of State Practice in International Law (Alison Shea ed., 2014).

Transplanting Korean Legal Materials into American Law Libraries, in The Global Implications of Korean law, KLP Working Paper Series (Korea Legislation Research Institute ed., 2014).

Issues and Trends of Collection Development of East Asian Law in the United States, 105 Law Library Journal 321 (2013).

UPDATE: A Research Guide and a Bibliography for Korean Legal Resources in English in Globalex, Dec. 4, 2012,

UPDATE: A Guide to Fee-Based U. S. Legal Research Databases in Globalex by Mary Rumsey, Aug. 2, 2012,

Gatekeepers of Legal Information: Evaluating and Integrating Free Internet Legal Resources into the Classroom, 17 Barry Law Review 221 (Spring 2012), reprinted in ACCESS TO LEGAL INFORMATION & RESEARCH IN DIGITAL AGE 165-91, National Law University Delhi Press: New Delhi, India, 2012.

Legal Informatics: Metamorphosing Law Students into Legal Professionals Based on Empirical Evidence of Attorneys’ Information Seeking Behaviors, 39.1 International Journal of Legal Information 1 (Spring 2011).

Introducing and Integrating Free Internet Legal Research into Classroom (Univ. of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-04) in SSRN, June 10, 2009,

A Research Guide and a bibliography for Korean Legal Resources in English in Globalex, May 14, 2010,