Ruth J. Hill, MSLS, JD

Director of Library Services & Associate Professor of Law
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Courses taught: Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research

Ruth J. Hill joined the Southern University Law Center in 2007 as Director of Library Services and Associate Professor of Law. Professor Hill received her B.A. degree in history and English from the University of Texas at Austin, her M.S.L.S. from the University of Memphis and her J.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Professor Hill's former positions include Head of Reference Services and Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Associate Director of the Law Library at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., and Assistant Law Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.

Professor Hill has been active in the American Association of Law Libraries and other professional library organizations, serving on numerous committees and programs. She has given presentations on "Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Adult Learners in a Legal Environment", SEAALL Annual Meeting (Puerto Rico, 2000); "Legal Research for Non-Law Libraries", Black Caucus of ALA (Milwaukee, 1994); "Gutenberg in the 21st Century: The Electronic Book and Libraries of the Future", Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference (Nashville, 1993); and "Where is Silicon Valley Taking Us and Do We really Want to Go There", AALL Annual Meeting (San Francisco,1992).

Professor Hill has published several articles including: The Jurisprudence of Yogi Berra (with 38 other authors), 46 Emory Law Journal 597 (1997) and Mr. Justice Thurgood Marshall 1908-1993: A Bio-Bibliographic Research Guide, 20 Southern University Law Review 113 (1993). She also co-authored the book Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries (Hein 2006) with Carol Avery Nicholson and Vicente E. Garces.