Louis Hill is a Franco-British Ph.D. candidate at Sciences Po Law School. His work, supervised by Professor Sébastien Pimont, aims at providing a legal answer to the disappearance of resonance in hypermodern life. To do so, his thesis attempts to elucidate the legal roots of hypermodernity by investigating the reasons behind the failure of the theory of finitude developed by modern jurists. Finally, he strives to provide an alternative legal theory of finitude based on legal language.
Louis Hill graduated from Sciences Po in social sciences (2012) and from the Sorbonne University (Paris IV) in Philosophy (2012). He also holds a master in Public Economic Law from Sciences Po Law School (2018).
His main scientific focuses lie in the fields of legal theory, epistemology, analytical philosophy, comparative law and critical theory.
At Sciences Po, Louis Hill wrote, under the supervision of Professor Geoffrey Samuel, a master’s thesis on legal disagreement about facts in the Common Law and Civil Law traditions. In this context, he also developed a keen interest in feminist jurisprudence, publishing an article in which he defended the viability of a legal epistemology based on Carol Gilligan’s ethics of care (“L’éthique du care et le souci du particulier: vers une épistémologie juridique féministe” in Revue des Juristes de Sciences Po, 2018, n°15, pp. 163-177).