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Leah A. Hill

Fordham University School of Law
Clinical Associate Professor & Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy
New York, NY, USA


Leah A. Hill is an Associate Clinical Professor at Fordham University School of Law and co-director of Fordham’s Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy. Professor Hill teaches in the area of family law and clinical education with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to family law problems. She has lectured and consulted extensively in the United States and abroad and has frequently served as a commentator in the news media on a variety of family law issues. She was recently appointed to the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence, and has previously served on countless local and national committees and boards, including, but not limited to, The City of New York Mayor’s Advisory Committee on The Judiciary, the Advisory Board for the Violent Crimes Against Women on Campuses, Technical Assistance Program and the National Child Custody and Visitation Focus Group.

Professor Hill obtained her B.A. in sociology from Brooklyn College in 1982 and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark in 1985, where she was a staff member of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. Upon graduating from law school Professor Hill was awarded a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship. She later served as a staff attorney with Legal Services for New York and the Legal Aid Society’s Civil Division. Prior to joining the Fordham Law faculty in 1996, Professor Hill was an Acting Assistant Professor at New York University School of Law. 

Professor most recent publication, Do You See What I See? Reflections on How Bias Infiltrates the New York City Family Court — the Case of the Court Ordered Investigation, was published in the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. 

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