Tristin Green

Tristin Green, Visiting Professor of Law

Visiting Professor of Law

Courses Taught

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Trusts & Wills
  • Civil Procedure
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Work, Gender, and the Law



  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MSJ, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley


Visiting Professor of Law Tristin Green will be visiting at Loyola Law for the 2022-23 academic year.  She is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, where she is also a Dean’s Circle Scholar and Co-Director of USF's Work Law and Justice Program. Green specializes in laws affecting inequality, especially employment discrimination law. She brings to her teaching and her scholarship a background in journalism and sociology, and an interest in human relations and in the ways in which laws and contexts shape those relations. Her research and teaching interests include feminist legal theory, employment discrimination, race, gender and queer theory, status identity and emotions, and administrative structures, including wealth transfer systems and civil procedure. 

Green often draws on the social sciences in her work to better understand how discrimination operates and how laws can be better framed and implemented to reduce discrimination and enhance equality. She has authored more than twenty chapters, articles, and essays, which have appeared in the Southern California Law ReviewYale Law Journal ForumHarvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, and California Law Review, among others. Her book, Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.  She is currently working on a new book, tentatively titled Racial Emotion at Work, under contract with UC Press. 

Green has been a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley Law, and taught at Seton Hall Law for seven years before joining USF Law. She can be found on the hiking trails of northern California, and now also in the hills of Los Angeles.