Jessie Hill elected to prestigious American Law Institute

Jessie Hill in the law school library

Jessie Hill, the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, was among the newly elected members of the American Law Institute (ALI).

Hill joined the faculty in 2003 after practicing First Amendment and civil rights law with the firm of Berkman, Gordon, Murray & DeVan in Cleveland. Before entering private practice, Professor Hill worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the National ACLU office in New York. She also served as law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She received her JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and her AB, magna cum laude, from Brown University. Her articles have been published in the Michigan Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal and Texas Law Review, among others. She has also appeared in numerous local and national press outlets, including CNN, the New York Times, Ms. Magazine and NPR.

“I’m truly honored to be selected to join this esteemed group of scholars, judges, and practitioners, and I look forward to engaging in the important work of the Institute in shaping our legal system,” said Hill.

Founded in 1923, the mission of ALI is to clarify, modernize or otherwise improve the law to promote the better administration of justice. ALI’s more than 4,500 members come from the bar, bench and academy and are selected on the basis of outstanding achievement in the legal profession.

Following the selection of Jessie Hill to ALI, Case Western Reserve University School of Law now has 10 faculty members elected to the prestigious organization. 

“Our school is fortunate to have so many incredible professors whose national and international contributions have been recognized by the ALI,” said School of Law Co-Dean Jessica Berg.  

“Jessie has earned her place among them,” added Co-Dean Michael Scharf.