On-Site Program DirectorJeffrey Lehman is the Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai, where he oversees all academic and administrative operations. Lehman is an internationally acclaimed leader in higher education, having served as dean of the University of Michigan Law School, the eleventh president of Cornell University, and the founding dean of the Peking University School of Transnational Law.
Prior to joining the University of Michigan Law School, Lehman served as law clerk to Frank M. Coffin, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court. He then spent four years at Caplin & Drysdale, a Washington, DC, law firm. Throughout his professional and academic career, Lehman has volunteered his time and energy to nonprofit organizations that share his commitments in the fields of higher education, law, and technology.
Vice Chancellor Lehman received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Cornell University, an MPP from the University of Michigan, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a multi-award winner for his work both in the US and abroad, including the Friendship Award, which is China’s highest honor for “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress.” Lehman is also a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Peking University.
Shlomit Narotzky has an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she completed her Law and East Asian studies, with a special focus on China studies. Upon graduation and completion of her legal internship, Shlomit joined the Israeli Bar and moved to Beijing to complete her Chinese language studies. In 2006, Shlomit moved to Tel-Aviv and joined a law firm as a corporate lawyer in the Capital Markets and Oil & Gas practices. In 2010, Shlomit joined the Shanghai Office of a Swiss law firm as a senior associate, consulting foreign entities and individuals on the legal and cultural aspects of operating in China. In 2014, Shlomit was appointed as the Asia Operations Manager of a foreign trading company, responsible for the setup of the company’s Shanghai Office and organizing the sourcing activities in the region.