Yenehun Birlie holds LL.B and LL.M degrees from Addis Ababa University and the University of Alabama respectively. He started his career as a graduate assistant at Jimma University. Currently, he is teaching at Addis Ababa University School of Law where he also served as the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Transfer. He regularly teaches courses such as environmental law, human rights law and Administrative law.  

He has been involved in legal aid projects since 2011 as a project designer, project coordinator and legal clinic professor.  Currently, he is supervising the Widening Access to Justice through Clinical Legal Education in Addis Ababa and its Environs Project, funded by the US State Department.

He has extensive experience representing clients before the Federal Courts of Ethiopia. He collaborates with GeTS Law Office as an of counsel in representing clients and offering advisory service in areas of his particular competence.