Hillary Exter |
Director of Student Organizations and Publicity
Fordham University School of Law
140 W. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Hillary Exter is the Director of Student Organizations and Publicity at the Public Interest Resource Center at Fordham Law School where she does public service career counseling, promotes events and encourages students to pursue paths in public service work, and works with the 18 student organizations that have initiated pro bono or volunteer work. She joined PIRC in August 2005 and has twenty five years of experience working as a public interest attorney. For eighteen of those years, she worked at Brooklyn Legal Services, Corp. A as a Senior Staff Attorney in their Community Economic Development Unit. Hillary served as house counsel to community based organizations involved in such activities as the creation of affordable housing, child care and health care facilities, commercial revitalization, education, and youth services. For the seven years before she joined Brooklyn A, she worked at The Legal Aid Society in New York City as a Staff Attorney in their Criminal Appeals Unit, Parole Revocation Defense Unit .
Hillary is a 1979 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and is a magna cum laude graduate of Queens College, City University of New York. In May, 2013, she received the Eugene J. Keefe Memorial Award presented to the person that has made the most important contribution to the Fordham community. She has also received awards from the Supreme Court of Louisiana and the Louisiana Start Bar Association for her work post Hurricane Katrina and the recipient of the 2003 Public Interest Lawyer Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Hillary is a member of the National Association for Law Placement and the National Lawyers Guild. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, political discussion, films, and books.