Tasha Hill

Lecturer

Attorney, Board member of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles

Background:

Tasha Hill is a civil rights attorney in Los Angeles, CA, and a board member of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles. Tasha’s legal practice focuses on legal advocacy, public education, policy advocacy, and litigation concerning the problems encountered by LGBTIQ people in the criminal justice system. This includes work with California police and county sheriff’s departments to reduce discriminatory profiling of LGBTIQ people as well as discriminatory conditions of confinement for LGBTIQ people in county jails and state prisons. Tasha also provides “Know Your Rights” training for at-risk LGBTIQ people, including youth, transgender women, people of color, and gay men.

Tasha brings substantial professional advocacy experience to her work with LGBTIQ populations, having served for over a decade in deputy and executive director positions for LGBTIQ organizations in Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, and Washington, D.C.

Recently, Tasha worked for the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, as a law clerk screening inmate civil rights cases. In 2015-2016, Tasha was a Berkeley Law Foundation Fellow, working at the ACLU of Southern California as an LGBTQ Rights Staff Attorney. Prior to her fellowship, Tasha clerked for the Honorable Douglas F. McCormick of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Tasha’s publications include: Inmates’ Need for Federally Funded Lawyers: How the Prison Litigation Reform Act, Casey, and Iqbal Combine With Implicit Bias to Eviscerate Inmate Civil Rights, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 176 (2015); Transgender Military Inmates’ Legal and Constitutional Rights to Medical Care in Prisons: Serious Medical Need Versus Military Necessity, 39 Vermont L. Rev. 411 (2014); and Sexual Abuse in California Prisons: How the California Rape Shield Fails the Most Vulnerable Populations, 21 UCLA Women’s L.J. 89 (2014).

Tasha’s pronouns are She/Her/Hers.

legaltasha@gmail.com

Current Courses:

Disparate LGBTIQ Criminalization & Incarceration