Elijah Hack is an attorney with the Beyond Guilt Project. He joined the Ohio Justice and Policy Center in October 2022. He provides legal services to overpunished individuals who have served most of their sentence and have exhibited rehabilitation. Prior to joining OJPC, Elijah worked for a civil litigation law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Elijah graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2020. During his time in law school, he worked as a student fellow for the Ohio Innocence Project where he worked to pursue actual innocence claims for wrongfully convicted individuals. He was a member of the Law Review and was awarded the Norbert Heinsheimer Prize for Best Comment. Elijah also served as a Teaching Assistant in Constitutional Law and as a Structured Study Group leader. Prior to law school, he graduated from Transylvania University where he worked as a tour guide and overnight host, an August term scholar, and played on the Men’s Tennis Team.
Elijah joined OJPC to work towards decarceration in high-impact areas by incorporating client-centered advocacy with meaningful policy reform. He is an avid Cincinnati sports fan, is married to his wife Cady Cornell, and enjoys spending time with his dog Votto.