Claire Hill

Claire Hill is the James L. Krusemark Chair in Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.

She joined the law school faculty in 2006 after a year as a visiting professor. She is the founding director of the Law School’s Institute for Law and Rationality, and the associate director of its Institute for Law and Economics. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the University’s Center for Cognitive Sciences. She was the 2007-08 Julius E. Davis Professor, 2008-09 Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar, and 2009-11 Solly Robins Distinguished Research Fellow before being appointed the James L. Krusemark Chair in Law in 2011.

Before becoming a law professor, she practiced corporate law at several law firms, including Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York and Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, D.C. She has taught at the law schools of Boston University, George Mason University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University (where she was a Sloan Visiting Professor), and Chicago-Kent (where she was a Freehling Scholar). At the Law School.

Hill received her bachelor’s and master’s in philosophy from the University of Chicago, her JD summa cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law, and an LL.M and J.S.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was an Olin Fellow.