Louis Hill is a Franco-British Ph.D. candidate at Sciences Po Law School. His work, supervised by Professor Sébastien Pimont, aims at assessing comparatively the potential impact of different levels of discourse on legal reasoning. More precisely, his research seeks to unveil the extent to which formal and ordinary languages may shape legal argumentation.
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). 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.
His main scientific focuses thus lie in the fields of legal theory, epistemology, analytical philosophy and comparative law.
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).