Lisa Davis is the Clinical Professor of Law for the International Women's Human Rights Clinic. For over ten years she has worked as an advocate for human rights and has written extensively on international women's human rights issues, including on LGBT rights and sex worker rights and is considered an expert in gender issues in post-conflict / post-disaster settings. Prior to joining the IWHR Clinic, Lisa Davis served as the Human Rights Advocacy Director for MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, where she still helps lead the advocacy efforts. Prior to MADRE, Lisa worked as an international human rights legal consultant for various UN Experts, international organizations, and governments in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia.
Professor Davis is currently serves as the Coordinator for the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network (LERN) Gender Working Group. She is a member of the American Bar Association's International Human Rights Committee and the National Lawyers' Guild Working Group on Haiti. She received her J.D. from CUNY Law School where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review, and her M.A. in International Policy from American University.