Roderick M. Hills

Prof. Roderick M. Hills, Jr.

William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Roderick Hills teaches and writes in public law areas, including constitutional law, local government law, land-use regulation, administrative law, and statutory interpretation.  His focus in each area is on the rules and policies governing division of powers between central and subcentral governments.  He holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Yale University. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced law in Colorado.  Hills previously taught at the University of Michigan Law School from 1994 to 2006.  He is a member of the state bar of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.