Sean Hill

Assistant Professor
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Harvard Law School, JD, May 2012

Duke University, AB in English, Minor in Italian Studies, June 2009

Areas of Expertise:
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Critical Theory

Professor Hill’s teaching and research lie at the intersection of critical race theory and criminal justice policy. His forthcoming publication in the UCLA Law Review specifically examines bail reform and pretrial risk assessment instruments through a critical race lens. Prior to joining OSU Moritz College of Law, Professor Hill was a Law Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where he led a seminar on the racial implications of algorithmic risk assessment.

Hill previously served as a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Fellow with the Katal Center, driving a policy campaign to reform New York’s bail practices. He also practiced as a Senior Staff Attorney with the legal non-profit, Youth Represent, where he represented formerly-incarcerated youth in the criminal and civil matters interfering with their successful re-entry. Through a 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship, he started Youth Represent’s Family Stability Project, which expanded the law office’s legal practice to various Family Court matters.

Professor Hill served as a member of the Law4BlackLives Steering Committee from July 2015 to March 2017, and as the co-chair of the National Conference of Black Lawyers – New York Chapter from January 2016 to March 2018. He earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an active member of the Black Law Students Association and student government.