Louise L. Hill
Professor of Law

B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., Boston University
J.D., Suffolk University Law School 

E-mail: llhill@mail.widener.edu
Phone: 302.477.2123

Louise Lark Hill is Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law’s Delaware campus. Professor Hill received a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1970; a M.Ed. from Boston University in 1972; and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1978, where she served on the Suffolk University Law Review.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Hill clerked for the Honorable Don J. Young, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1978-80. Professor Hill joined the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Ohio, 1980-83, during which time she was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law. Professor Hill joined the faculty at the University of Toledo College of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor from 1983-84, and served there as Assistant Professor of Law from 1984-86, and as Associate Professor from 1986-87.

Professor Hill joined the faculty at Widener Law as a Visiting Associate Professor from 1987-88, served as Associate Professor from 1988-92, and has served as Professor of Law since 1992.

Professor Hill was Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs from 1995-97. Professor Hill is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and she teaches and writes in the areas of Commercial Law, Professional Responsibility and Wills and Trusts.

Professor Hill has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. She has also served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Advertising, and also as the Commission’s Chair. Professor Hill has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Advisory Council of the Commission on Responsibility in Client Development. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Professional Responsibility Section, where she is Chair of the Nominating Committee.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Gone but Not Forgotten: When Privacy, Policy and Privilege Collide, 9 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. (2011), http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/njtip/vol9/iss8/3.
  • Emerging Technology and Client Confidentiality: How Changing Technology Brings Ethical Dilemmas, 16 B.U. J. SCI. & TECH. L. 1 (2010).
  • The Financial Action Task Force Guidance for Legal Professionals: Missed Opportunities to Level the Playing Field, 2010 J. PROFESSIONAL LAWYER 151.
  • gerheth& Lawrence A. Hamermesh, Delaware Legal Ethics, American Legal Ethics Library, Cornell Legal Information Institute (2007). Available at: http://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/de/narr.
  • Disparate Positions on Confidentiality and Privilege Across National Boundaries Create Danger and Uncertainty for In-House Counsel and Their Clients, in LEGAL ETHICS FOR IN-HOUSE CORPORATE COUNSEL A-127 (BNA, Corp. Practice Series No. 87, 2007).
  • Services as Objects of International Trade: Bartering the Legal Profession, 39 VAND. J. TRANSACT'L L. 347 (2006).
  • Publicity Rules of the Legal Professions Within the United Kingdom, 20 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 323 (2003).
  • Change is in the Air: Lawyer Advertising and the Internet, 36 U. RICH. L. REV. 21 (2002)

  • Lawyer Advertising (Quorum Books: Greenwood Publishing Group 1993).

  • & Stephen R. Ripps, Advertising and Solicitation, in Practical Legal Ethics: Perspectives From Ohio Lawyers, 119 (1996).