Hillary Gell

Visiting Professor of Legal Research and Writing

Professor Hillary Gell joined Willamette University College of Law in 2017 as a visiting professor teaching Legal Research and Writing and Applied Legal Analysis.

Gell graduated from Harvard Law School after attending Harvard College as an undergraduate, where she concentrated in psychology and graduated cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Especially interested in education policy, she conducted research on topics at the intersection of law and psychology, such as preventing suicides on college campuses, using peer mediation in secondary schools, and requiring HPV vaccination of female students before they enter sixth grade. 

Before moving to Oregon, Gell taught courses in a variety of undergraduate, JD, LLM, and MBA programs in Massachusetts, including Legal Research and Writing courses at Boston University, Bunker Hill Community College, New England Law Boston, Northeastern University, and Suffolk University. She continues to teach online courses in psychology and philosophy at Salem State University. Gell is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar.


  • JD, Harvard University
  • BA, Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude