Judge Clint Hull '90
A Family Tradition, An Unforgettable Experience
What’s a guy supposed to do if both his dad (1956) and grandpa (1922) attended the University of Illinois? Well, Clint Hull ’90 followed in his family’s footsteps and attended too. Clint, a speech communication major, fondly remembers telling members in the house that, “no, he doesn’t have any problem sets to do” and “yes, his homework is to give a speech.”
His degree set Clint up to attend law school at DePaul. After dipping his toe in the world of private practice, he found his first calling as a prosecutor for 16 years. Prosecuting criminals readied Clint for the bench; he currently serves the 16th Judicial Court in Kane County, Illinois presiding over felony cases. Although retirement is not in his near future, he is starting to think about life after serving the court, perhaps as a civil mediator.
Joining Alpha Delta Phi in the fall of 1985, Clint was a new member the following spring. He lived in the house during his sophomore and junior years in the fire escape room on the third-floor and in the first-floor room. Clint is “pretty sure the upperclassmen duped him into living on the first-floor because that room had people passing by it at all hours of the night.”
While people getting showered at dinner was a fond memory and playing “down in the low post” during three-on-three basketball in the backyard was fun, Clint’s greatest takeaway from his time at Illinois and Alpha Delta Phi was getting to meet his wife, Amy. They have been married for 26 years after having met at an exchange with Alpha Omicron Pi. Clint and Amy have four great kids, who really aren’t kids anymore: T.C. (23) played collegiate soccer, Brent (20) is currently studying at Illinois. Christina (17) will be attending Clint’s alma mater, Luke (15) is a freshman in high school and he already knows where the family goes to college.
Clint spoke to members of the National fraternity in 2016 about advice from the bench for undergraduate brothers and last January he attended the Alpha Delta Phi President’s Retreat to give a talk about “Good Decision Making on Social Media.” He remembers so many brothers fondly, but gives a special shout out to Paul Campbell ’89, Tom Livingston ’90, and Mike Ferraro ’91.
(From Spring 2019 Newsletter)