Professor Shill holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a B.A. from Columbia
University, and an M.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary. His
research interests include jurisdictional and procedural aspects
of commercial law. His work often uses international business transactions and
disputes as a starting point for examining broader structural issues.
For example, his most recent article, "Ending Judgment Arbitrage:
Jurisdictional Competition and the Enforcement of Foreign
Money Judgments in the United States," forthcoming in Vol. 54 of the Harvard International Law Journal (2013), proposes
a federal statute to stimulate competition for the legal standards that
regulate the enforcement of judgments rendered by foreign
After law school, Professor Shill clerked for the Honorable Jennifer W. Elrod of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then practiced as a
litigator in the New York and London offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he represented U.S. and foreign companies in transnational commercial disputes and investigations. His practice included trial, appellate, and advisory work before federal, state, and foreign tribunals and enforcement agencies.
Before coming to Hofstra, he was a Post-Graduate Research Fellow at
Harvard Law School. Earlier in his career, Professor Shill worked as a
Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Tom Lantos.