Julian M. Hill is a Staff Attorney and Pro-Bono Coordinator at the Community Development Project (CDP). Hill’s practice involves partnering with worker owners and worker cooperatives, not-for-profits, small businesses, and numerous community-based organizations and coalitions to provide legal assistance, political education, and policy development. As a Pro-Bono Coordinator, he builds partnerships with local law firms, solo practitioners, in-house legal counsel, and law school clinics to expand the impact of CDP’s efforts to eradicate racial, economic and social oppression. In addition to his work with CDP, Hill also is a co-founder of Yo Hablo, which uses hip hop music to teach Spanish, and does community organizing as an active member of Black Youth Project 100’s New York City chapter.
Prior to marrying his interests in institution-building, teaching, cooperative economics, and community organizing at CDP, Hill advised international clients in corporate and financial transactions and pro bono clients in small business and not-for-profit matters at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in its Brussels, Frankfurt, Buenos Aires, and New York offices. He also was a high school Spanish teacher in Compton, CA, as a Teach for America corps member from 2008 to 2010. Hill completed his B.A. in philosophy with honors at Northwestern University in 2008, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2014.