Lee Fennell received her JD magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990. Since 2007, she has been a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as a Bigelow Fellow from 1999 to 2001. In the intervening years, she taught at the University of Texas School of Law (2001-2004) and at the University of Illinois College of Law (2004-2007). She has also held visiting positions at Yale Law School, NYU School of Law, and the University of Virginia School of Law. Before teaching law, she practiced at Pettit & Martin, the State and Local Legal Center, and the Virginia School Boards Association. Her teaching and research interests include property, torts, land use, housing, social welfare law, state and local government law, and public finance. She is the author of The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines (Yale University Press 2009), as well as many articles and essays.