Joel Lee is an Honours graduate of the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He spent 2 years in New Zealand legal practice before returning to Singapore to take up a teaching position at the NUS Faculty of Law. He went on to obtain his Masters of Law at Harvard Law School. At Harvard, Joel focused his research and studies on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation and Mediation. He now runs the Negotiation and Mediation workshops at the Faculty of Law. He has taught these subjects at the Postgraduate Practice Law Course run by the Board of Legal Education and has also been on the Faculty for the Masters of Public Policy Executive Programme "Effective Negotiation in an Era of Rapid Change" done in conjunction with NUS, Conflict Management Group and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University since 1999.