Lisa Chun is a native North Carolinian. She graduated from Carolina Law in 2003. While a law student she interned with Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Environmental Poverty Law Project. Before coming to the Justice Center, she was a Senior Staff Attorney at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services where she represented inmates in challenging unlawful sentences and convictions. She also represented inmates in immigration proceedings. Some cases where she successfully prevented inmate clients from being deported include a political refugee from Somalia and an HIV positive client from Panama.