Burgess, Hillary

Hillary Burgess currently works at Hofstra School of Law as Assistant Professor of Academic Support. She will be joining Charlotte Law School in the Fall 2010 to teach core doctrinal courses as well as courses related to environmental and agricultural law. Professor Burgess presents nationally and internationally (most recently Mexico and Africa) on topics including collaborative learning, writing across the curriculum, using technology in and outside the classroom, and how culture impacts diverse students' experience of law school. She is an active participant in the academic support and legal writing communities and maintains the national databank of academic success resources and surveys. Professor Burgess graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, where she studied Legal Education with Judith Wegner, author of the Carnegie Report. She also studied the history of the United States Supreme Court with the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist in Strasbourg, France. Professor Burgess earned dual honors at the University of Chicago as an undergraduate. Professor Burgess is currently working on a paper about how flowchart exercises facilitate learning law before beginning her research into how current agricultural laws violate our environmental policies and interests.

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