Fordham University School of Law
Fordham Law Clinic
33 West 60th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10023-7905
Office: Room 342
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 has also 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 Hill recently published an article examining potential bias in New York City Family Court decision making. The article, entitled 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.
- Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Advisory Board Member since 2003
- Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, Member 2004-2006
- Fordham's Interdisciplinary Center for Families, Steering Committee Member since 1997
- American Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Association of American Law Schools, Clinical Legal Education Section
- City University of New York (Brooklyn) B.A., 1982
- Rutgers University, (Newark), J.D., 1985
- Law Students Civil Rights Research Council Grant, Summer 1983
- Women's Rights Law Reporter, Staff Member 1983-85
- Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship 1985-86