Inaugural Peterson Lecture: Form Versus Function in Federalism, by Professor Roderick M. Hills

The Center for Constitutional Government at Willamette University College of Law proudly present the inaugural Peterson Lecture:

Form Versus Function in Federalism, by Professor Roderick M. Hills

September 24, 2012

5:30 p.m.

Room 201, Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center

Roderick M. Hills is the Anne Urowsky Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the William T. Comfort III Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.  He also has taught law at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford and the University of Michigan law schools.  He teaches and writes in a variety of public law areas, including constitutional law (with an emphasis on doctrines governing federalism), local government law, land-use regulation, jurisdiction and conflicts of law and education law.  Hill has written for the Michigan Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Supreme Court Review, Northwestern University Law Review and The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.  

In addition to being a scholar and teacher, Hills has been a cooperating counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union for many years - filing briefs in cases challenging denial of domestic partnership benefits to same-sex couples (Pride at Work v. Granholm), exclusion of prison inmates from the protections of state anti-discrimination law (Mason v. Granholm), denial of rights to challenge prison guards' visitation by family members for prison inmates (Bazzetta v. McGinnis), and discrimination of recently arrived indigent migrants in public assistance (Saenz v. Roe).

Hills earned a BA from Yale University and  JD from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities and senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. 

This lecture is made possible by the generous support of the Ken & Claudia Peterson Foundation