Lisa Green

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309

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Lisa's career in immigration law began back in 1984 when she was awarded a full scholarship to the Urban Morgan Institute for International Human Rights at the University of Cincinnati of Law. Serving as a staff editor of the Human Rights Quarterly, Lisa reviewed manuscripts from leading human rights attorneys and academics from all over the world. She also had an opportunity to attend seminars and international conferences on human rights law. After graduating in the top ten percent of her class, Lisa clerked for a judge in Boulder, Colorado. From 1987 to 1990, she taught at Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts where she also worked with an organization aiding asylum seekers from El Salvador and Guatemala. Thereafter, Lisa joined the law firm of Stern and Elkind in Denver where she specialized in immigration law from 1990 until 2006. During that time, Lisa set up the pro bono legal department at the Rocky Mountain Survivor's Center and was instrumental in starting the Young Lawyers Division of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she has been a member since 1990. Lisa opened her own firm in Boulder, Colorado in October 2006 and continues to specialize and limit her practice to immigration law. She is also an adjunct professor of law at University of Colorado Law School where she has been teaching asylum and refugee law since 2011. Lisa is co-founder of the Colorado Asylum Project and serves as a mentor attorney for that organization as well as the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. Lisa has served on the AILA National Asylum and Refugee Committee since 2013. She has held positions including Member, Vice-Chair, and Co-Chair. Lisa is also a member of Colorado AILA where she has served on the Asylum Committee since its inception. She is currently a member of the Houston Asylum Office Liaison. Additionally, Lisa has lectured on various areas of immigration law throughout the United States.


Fall 2020 Refugee and Asylum Law LAWS 7605-801
Spring 2020 Refugee and Asylum Law LAWS 7605-801
Spring 2019 Refugee and Asylum Law LAWS 7605-801
Spring 2019 Refugee and Asylum Law LAWS 7605-902
Spring 2018 Refugee and Asylum Law LAWS 7605-801
Fall 2016 Refugee and Asylum Law LAWS 7605-001