LL.M. with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A, Northwestern University
Clinical & Experiential Education
Solidarity Economy Lawyering
Julian Hill (he/they) is an assistant professor at Georgia State University College of Law. Hill is a teacher, lifelong learner, community organizer, artist, and attorney who knows that the world we deserve, though both possible and necessary, is one for which we must fight with radical love. His research focuses on how lawyers leverage corporate, local government, and contract law to build a solidarity economy that prioritizes people and the planet over profits.
Hill regularly advised worker cooperatives, collectives, nonprofits, and small businesses on various matters, including formation, governance, compliance, and contracts. They co-facilitated workshops, in English and Spanish, on worker cooperatives and the solidarity economy with Law 4 Black Lives, the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Democracy at Work Institute, the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives, and other community-based organizations. He has prepared and delivered testimony before the New York State Assembly and the New York City Council on issues facing worker cooperatives and small businesses.
Hill joined the College of Law after serving two years as a Clinical Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney with the Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. Before Georgetown, Hill supervised the Capacity Building practice at TakeRoot Justice, a New York City-based nonprofit that uses law, policy, and research to empower grassroots organizing. He transitioned to TakeRoot Justice after advising Latin American companies in numerous transactions as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Raised in Kankakee, Illinois, Hill taught high school Spanish in Compton, Calif. with Teach for America. That experience inspired them to launch a business called Yo Hablo, which uses hip-hop to teach Spanish to youth and adults. Hill is licensed to practice law in Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C. Further, they are a fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center, a member of the Black Lawyers Solidarity Economy Network, and have been an active member of the Association of American Law Schools, American Studies Association, Law & Society Association, and American Bar Association, among other formations.
Julian has an LL.M. in advocacy, with honors, from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. in philosophy, with honors, from Northwestern University.
- Commercial Rent Stabilization: One Local Response to Skyrocketing Rents, 25 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y 603 (2023)
- Movement Lawyering for Georgia Worker Cooperatives, American University Washington College of Law Human Rights Brief, Volume 26, Issue 2, Article 14; 2023