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Jennifer Hill

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor of Corporate Law, University of Sydney Law School

Jennifer Hill is a professor of corporate law at the University of Sydney Law School in Australia. Professor Hill has written extensively in the areas of corporate governance and regulation. Her work, which has been cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery and appellate courts in Australia, is strongly comparative. It covers the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and parts of Asia, with particular emphasis on legal theory and the historical development of corporate law. Her recent scholarship has addressed corporate legal personhood and corporate culture; American, Australian and Asian corporate governance; and shareholder activism, among other topics.

Professor Hill is a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, where she sits on the Research Committee and is chair of the Research Member Engagement Committee. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, a member of the External Advisory Panel of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and a research fellow of the British Academy's Future of the Corporation Programme. In 2015, she was a senior global research fellow under the Hauser Global Fellows Program at NYU School of Law, and in 2018, she was awarded a visiting fellowship at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, to undertake research on liability for defective corporate cultures. In addition to teaching as a member of Vanderbilt’s adjunct law faculty, Professor Hill has held visiting teaching and research positions at the University of Cambridge, Cornell University, Duke University, NYU Law School, University of Virginia and University of Texas. She earned her B.A. and LL.B. at the University of Sydney and holds a bachelor’s in civil law from Oxford University.