Julie Hilden graduated from Harvard, and earned a law degree at Yale and an MA in creative writing from Cornell. After several years of practicing law, she has now turned to writing full time. Her regular law column appears in FindLaw.com’s on-line magazine Writ and on CNN’s Law Center, and she also has written for Slate magazine. Her first book, a memoir entitled The Bad Daughter, was published by Algonquin Books. She lives in New York City.