Sean Hill’s teaching and research lie at the intersection of criminal justice policy and critical race theory. His current research examines algorithmic risk assessment instruments in the criminal justice system, specifically how these tools contribute to discriminatory practices and racial disparities in pretrial detention. He has also written on innovative collaborations between attorneys and #BlackLivesMatter activists, to address inequalities that persist along racial lines.

Prior to joining Georgetown as a Research Fellow, Professor Hill served as a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Fellow, driving a campaign to reform New York’s bail practices. As a Senior Staff Attorney with the legal non-profit, Youth Represent, he represented formerly-incarcerated youth in assorted criminal and civil proceedings, and expanded the office’s legal practice to family court matters through a 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. He is a 2012 graduate of Harvard Law School, and earned his A.B. in English from Duke University in 2009.