Adjunct Professor and Reference Librarian Hilary Hardcastle was born and raised in northern Idaho. She received her B.A. in English from Stanford University in 1999, her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2003, and her M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University in 2008. Prior to joining the Hastings Law Library staff, she taught English in Japan, served as judicial clerk to Justice Robert Eastaugh of the Alaska Supreme Court, and practiced civil litigation at the San Francisco offices of Heller Ehrman and Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold.