Mr. Hill, executive director of the 8th Amendment Project (the national campaign to abolish the death penalty), formerly: director of the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, and a partner with the nationally renown civil rights law firm Ferguson, Stein, Chambers, Gresham & Sumter, P.A. Mr. Hill received his B.A. degree from Lehman College at the City University of New York and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Following 10 years at the DC Public Defender Service, in 1991 he led the North Carolina Death Penalty Resource Center, in Raleigh. Later founded and served as director of the non-profit organization, the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, Durham, North Carolina. He is a frequent presenter and lecturer for many programs and professional organizations on Trial Advocacy and Death Penalty Defense and has served as a Lecturer at Duke University School of Law and as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Hill was a founding member of The Charlotte Coalition for Moratorium Now, a grass roots organization that led the successful drive for a resolution supporting a Moratorium on executions by the Charlotte City Council.