Professor of Business Law

Department of Finance
Pamplin College of Business
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Office: Pamplin 2120
Phone: 540-231-7346
Fax: 540-231-3155
E-mail: jhiller@vt.edu

Spring 2015 Teaching Schedule:

19812 FIN 4014 Internet Law T R 11:00a 12:15p AA 7
17502 FIN 5734 Legal/Ethical Issues in Tech TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Spring 2015 Office Hours:

    W 10:00 - 12:00

Education and Certification

J.D., University of Richmond, 1981
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1978


Dr. Hiller teaches legal environment courses and commercial law. She also teaches Internet Law and Policy, and co-authored a textbook of the same name. At the graduate level Dr. Hiller teaches Law and Ethics for the High Technology Environment.


Dr. Hiller's research focuses on the intersection of law, ethics and technology in the context of the business environment. She has examined privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations in diverse areas. Supported by an NSF grant, in 2008 her co-authored article in the American Business Law Journal won the Outstanding Research paper award for a study of technical and regulatory methods for parental consent for children’s online activities. A evolving area of research involves the intersection of business and human rights.  In addition to the American Business Law Journal, her most recent research appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics, Decision Support Systems, and the Computer Law and Security Review.  In 2010 Dr. Hiller was a Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University, Sweden.

Business Experience:

Dr. Hiller has worked as an intern at the Virginia Attorney General's office.

Service-Related Contributions:

Dr. Hiller has served as the President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and received their award for extraordinary service to the academy. She has also served in each officer position for the ALSB, and editor in chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education.

Professional Achievements:

Dr. Hiller is an associate member of the Virginia State Bar, a member of the Virginia Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association. She has served on and contributed to various committees of the ABA.