Llezlie Green Coleman

Assistant Professor of Law

Office: Room 352
Phone: 202-274-4173
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Llezlie Green Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. Her areas of expertise and scholarly interests include labor and employment, the intersection of workplace exploitation and immigration, critical race feminism, civil rights, and complex litigation. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Coleman was an attorney in the Civil Rights and Employment practice at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, where she represented plaintiffs in class actions alleging employment, fair housing, and credit discrimination, as well as wage and hour violations. Prior to working at Cohen Milstein, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Alexander Williams, Jr., United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. She also practiced in the litigation section at Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering LLP and interned with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Constitutional Rights. She has served as an Associate Trustee with the Washington Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Co-Chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Section's Committee on Equal Opportunity in the Legal Profession. She graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and Dartmouth College with a B.A., with honors, in Government.



Areas of Specialization

  • Civil Procedure
  • Civil Rights

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., Dartmouth College (cum laude)

  • Selected Publications

    • Llezlie Green Coleman, Procedural Hurdles and Thwarted Efficiency: Immigration Relief in Wage and Hour Collective Action, 16 Harv. Latino L. Rev. 1 (2013).
    • Llezlie Green Coleman, Hate Propaganda and Sexual Violence in the Rwandan Genocide: An Argument for Intersectionality in International Law, 33 Colum. Hum. Rights L. Rev. 733 (2002).