Brook Hill

Equal Justice Works Fellow

Brook HillBrook Hill is an Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellow sponsored by Crowell & Moring, LLP. During his fellowship, Mr. Hill will represent tenants in buildings timing out of subsidy in DC to preserve affordability and ensure compliance with fair housing laws.

Mr. Hill joined the Washington Lawyers’ Committee in 2014, serving as an intern, paralegal, and fair housing advocate before transitioning to his current role as an EJW fellow in September 2016. During law school, Mr. Hill also interned at Brooklyn Legal Aid in its housing practice. He worked with tenants facing eviction from rent-stabilized properties, often in gentrifying neighborhoods where landlords were incentivized to force out longtime tenants so the apartments could be rented to new tenants for higher rates. Mr. Hill also held internships with DC Legal Aid and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

While attending Georgetown Law Center, Mr. Hill worked as a research assistant for Professor Peter Edelman and Sheldon Krantz, a retired partner from DLA Piper, as they founded the DC Affordable Law Firm. Mr. Hill also participated in Georgetown’s Community Justice Clinic, representing workers denied unemployment benefits at the Office of Administrative hearings, and consulting for the non-profit Young Invincibles on how state governments can better regulate for-profit colleges.

Before law school, Mr. Hill was a community organizer for NY ACORN and later NY Communities for Change (NYCC), focusing on foreclosure prevention and tenants’ rights issues. During the first two years of law school, Mr. Hill continued to work for NYCC on housing policy related research and writing.

Education

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BS, Columbia University
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