Local attorney Terrence Green JD’11 is returning to his alma mater this fall to teach immigration law.
“I’m very excited to share my knowledge of immigration law and advocacy for immigrant communities with law students,” says Green. “My aim is to teach the Black Letter Act and take you on a journey of what it is like to be a new immigrant to steer the immigration process.”
Green is a first generation immigrant himself and says his experience along with nearly 10 years of practice will be beneficial to the students taking the course.
Green owns Terrence Green Law LLC in Salem, which focuses on immigration, personal injury, and car accidents. He has dedicated his entire legal career to helping individuals and families through difficult times. Over the past decade, he has helped hundreds of clients successfully resolve legal challenges and has worked hard to ensure their rights are protected.
“We are delighted to welcome Professor Green back to his alma mater,” said Brian Gallini, Dean of the College of Law. “I know our students will benefit greatly from his impressive experience. Our institution is lucky enough to benefit from his contributions. ”
Green was born and raised in Jamaica and the Caribbean. He attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts before graduating from Willamette Law in 2011.
While studying law, Green worked for both the Oregon Department of Justice and the Bonneville Power Administration. During his third year he was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution.
As a student, Green remembers that the Willamette motto – Non nobis solum nati sumus, “We are not born for us alone” – was inscribed on campus.
“I’ve stuck with the phrase over the years and try to use it in my work as a lawyer,” says Green. “The privilege of practicing attorney is not only for our personal gain, it is also for making the world a better place. I hope that I can convey the meaning of this to the students I teach. ”