Skip To Main Content
Skip To Main Content

Kevin D. Hill

Title: 
Professor of Law
Office: 
Tilton Hall #186
Phone #: 
419-772-2227
Fax #: 
419-772-3514
Email: 
k-hill@onu.edu
Biography: 

Professor Kevin Hill joined the College of Law in 1985. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a teaching assistant to former Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, clerk to federal Judge William O. Bertelsman, and teaching fellow at the Temple University School of Law as well as a private practitioner. Professor Hill has published numerous articles on science and the law  and has drafted a set of model jury instructions for use in federal court. Professor Hill's teaching interests include Civil Procedure I & II, Science and the Law, Evidence, Federal Courts, Environmental Law, Complex Litigation,  Trial Advocacy, Conflicts of Law, and Administrative Law. He has been recognized with the Student Bar Association Award for Teaching Excellence four times (1986-87), (1987-88), (1990-91) (2009-2010) and the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching five times (1992,  1997,  2002,  2005, 2010)

Education: 
LL.M., Temple University School of Law
J.D., Northern Kentucky University
B.S., University of Kentucky
Bar Admissions: 

Kentucky, United States District Court for Eastern Kentucky, United States Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit.

Teaching Interests: 

Complex Litigation, Civil Procedure, Evidence, Science and the Law. Forensic Science in the Courtroom. 

Faculty Activities
In Progress: 

The Fat Man, The Law Student and The Trolley: law student responses to a classic ethical conudrum.

Books: 

SIXTH CIRCUIT CRIMINAL PATTERN JURY INSTRUCTIONS (1991).

Three Annotations in Law and Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Law-Related works, Gemmette, ed. (1998).

Articles: 


Popular Delusions and the Law in the Age of the Internet  Ohio Northern Law Rev. (2009)


Smog, Science and the E.P.A., 25 No. Ky. L. Rev. 1 (1997).

Ozone, Eco-Terrorists, and Rush Limbaugh: Science and Pseudo-Science in Environmental Decisionmaking, 3 OHIO N. U. ENVIRONMENTAL L. J. 1 (1995).

Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom, 2 OHIO N.U. J. OF PHARM. & LAW 71 (1993).

The Endangered Species Act: What Do We Mean by Species?, 20 B.C. ENVTL. AFF. L. REV. 239 (1993).

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species at Fifteen, 13 LOY. L.A. INT'L. & COMP. L.J. 221 (1990).

Judicial Activism, WRIT (Ohio N. Univ. Law Alumni Ass'n, College of Law, Ada, Ohio) Fall 1988, at 9.

Legal Conflicts in Special Education: How Competing Paradigms in the Education for All Handicapped Children Act Create Litigation, 64 U. DET. L. REV. 130 (1987).

Whistleblower: A Study of Alternative Remedies, 4 TEMP. ENVTL. L. & TECH. J. 50 (1985).

Judicial Activism, WRIT (Ohio N. Univ. Law Alumni Ass'n, College of Law, Ada, Ohio) Fall 1988, at 9.

Legal Conflicts in Special Education, OHIO N.U. MONOGRAPH No. 30. (Ohio N. Univ., Ada, Ohio), 1986.

Book Reviews: 
Book Review: Peter Huber’s Galileo’s Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom, 2 J. of Pharm. and Law 71 (1993).
 
Op-Eds: 

Microwaved poodles and other Legal Fictions, Lima News, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 C11

Sundry: 
Brief of the Respondent in General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Dennis Cline, Supreme Court of the United States No. 02-1080 (with Joanne Brant & Nancy Sabol)
 

 

Presentations: 
Professionalism and the Practicing Bar in the Age of the Internet. 
Continuing  Legal Education Program, Ohio Northern University (October, 2012)
 
Privacy and Genetic Information, Society for Pesonalized Medicine (Feb. 2012) 
 
Myth and Reality in American Litigation Practice
Continuing Legal Education Program, Ohio Northern University (October 2008)
 
Urban Legends & the Law
Shelby County Bar Assn. (February 2006) 
 
Law Beyond the Fringe: What Urban Legends Tell Us About Public Perception of the Law, Allen County Bar Assn. (October, 2005)
 
Microwaved Poodles, Rule 11 and Professionalism, Continuing Legal Education Program, Ohio Northern University (February 2005)
 
Mediation of International Custody Disputes in American Judicial Proceedings, International symposium on Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Buenos Aires (April, 2003)  
 
The Rise of the Administrative State, Western Civilization Lecture Series, Ohio Northern University (May, 1997).
 
Litigation, Lawyers and Safety, Western Civilization Lecture Series, Ohio Northern University (May 1996).
 
A Review of Civil Procedure Basics, Hancock County Bar Association, (April 1994).
 
Panelist, The Toxic Tort Battleground, Law & Science Institute, (San Francisco, February 1994)
 
Moderator, The Supreme Court and the Religion Clauses Panel, Ohio Northern University (October 1993).
 
Wetlands and Migratory Water Fowl, Joint Meeting of Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever Northwest Ohio Chapters (May 1989)
 
Protecting Endangered Species by Protecting Habitat, West Central Ohio Audubon Society, (February, 1987).
 
Clerical Liability, West Central Ohio Methodist Minister’s Continuing Education Program, (March 1987 ).
 
Pro Bono Legal Representation: 

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Pro Bono representation list.