Patricia H. Lee

Title/s:  Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Professor of Business Law
Director, Business Law Clinic; Executive Director, Business Law Center

Office #:  1014

Phone: 312-915-7121



Professor Lee joins Loyola from Saint Louis University School of Law where she served as director of the SLU Law Legal Clinics; faculty supervisor of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic and later, the Business Law and Innovation Clinic. Previously, she worked over a decade in academic settings including WVU School of Law and The University of Chicago School of Law. She served for a decade as in-house corporate counsel and staff director at McDonald’s Corporation. Professor Lee has won numerous individual awards including the Ronda F. Williams Spirit of Diversity Award, St. Louis Business Journal Innovator’s Award, the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Community Service (Midwest Region); the McDonald’s Corporation President’s Award and she has also won team awards, including: SuperLawyers™ Probono (2012 and 2014); the Clinical Legal Education Association Clinic Award (2015); and Veterans Award with Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM). Lee is a member of the DC Court of Appeals, Illinois and Missouri, Northern District of Illinois and U.S. Supreme Court bars.

Lee is the author of Crowdfunding Capital in the Age of Blockchain-Based Tokens, St. John’s Law Review; Access to Capital or Just More Blues?, Tennessee Journal of Business and various other articles, books and journals. At Loyola, she co-teaches the Business Law Clinic I and II course/Class and directs the Business Law Center.


BA, Northwestern University
JD, Northwestern University Pritzker Law School