Faculty Information

  • Biography

    B.A., Vassar College
    J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

    Prior to joining the law school in 2007, Professor Hill practiced law for more than 10 years in the areas of labor and employment law, government law and appellate practice.  She previously served as an Assistant Attorney General/Labor Counsel for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and as an Assistant Solicitor General, Appeals and Opinions Bureau, New York State Attorney General's Office.  She began her legal career as an associate attorney at the labor law firm Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, New York, N.Y.  Professor Hill's research interests include labor and employment law, civil rights, and immigrant and low-wage worker rights. 


 Books Content Query


  • Independent Monitoring as a Tool to Protect, Empower and Integrate Unskilled Guest Workers and to Assist Employers Navigate Complex Guest Worker Requirements

  • Guest Worker Programs are No Fix for Our Broken Immigration System: Evidence from the Northern Mariana Islands, 41 New Mexico Law Review 131 (2011)​papers.cfm

  • Introduction to Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, 75 Albany Law Review: State Constitutional Commentary 1695 (2011/2012).

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Selected Achievements

  • Professor Dorothy (Dede) Hill provided testimony before the New York State Wage Board in favor of efforts to eliminate the tipped minimum wage in New York State.

  • Professor Dorothy (Dede) Hill presented Challenges at the Race Track at the Fall Meeting of the Capital District chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The presentation discussed labor issues faced by the backstretch workers at the historic Saratoga Springs Racetrack.

  • Professor Dorothy (Dede) Hill moderated a panel on the film Compliance at the Saratoga Film Forum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Nov. 30, 2012.

  • Professor Dorothy (Dede) Hill joined a group of local worker advocates, academics (from Skidmore and SUNY Albany), public health advocates and community members. The group is in the very beginning stages of a study of labor and health conditions in one industry, and plan to continue with the project this year, and likely next summer.
  • Professor Dorothy (Dede) Hill organized and moderated the Labor and Immigration Law in Racing Industries at the 2014 Saratoga Racing and Gaming Institute

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