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Roderick M. Hills Jr.

Roderick M. Hills Jr. taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1994-2006.


Roderick M. Hills comes to Michigan from the University of Colorado School of Law, where he has been teaching land-use controls and local government as an adjunct professor. This fall he will teach a course on public control of land use; in the winter he will teach introduction to constitutional law ideology.

Hills earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1987 and his law degree in 1991 at Yale University. As an undergraduate, he was active in debate and was a cellist with the Yale Bach Society. Before attending law school, he was a Century Fellow with the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was a member of the Yale Law Journal and co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities. He clerked for the Hon. Patrick Higginbotham of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1991-92.

He has published an article on the natural law theory of James Wilson in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (1989) and another defending Colorado's constitutional limits on Congressional terms in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review (1991).

-- From the University of Michigan Law School's Law Quadrangle Notes, V. 37, Iss. 03 (Fall 1994).

Hills left Michigan Law in 2006 to join the Law faculty at NYU.


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