Renée Hutchins, Jacob A. France Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Clinical Law Program, and Danielle Citron, Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law, are the newest faculty members from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law to be elected as members of the American Law Institute (ALI). Professors Hutchins and Citron join 22 of their colleagues to bring Maryland Carey Law’s total number of ALI members to 24.
With the election of Professors Hutchins and Citron, Maryland Carey Law leads the top 50 law schools in the nation with the most ALI members for its size.
The ALI was formed in 1923 “to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work.” The organization accomplishes these goals by collecting experts from the bar, the bench, and the academy to work on projects relating to emerging or changing areas of law.
Professor Hutchins teaches, researches, and publishes in the areas of criminal procedure, appellate and trial advocacy, and criminal policy. Her research on technology’s effect on the Fourth Amendment and has been cited by a number of federal courts including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit. She maintains an active practice in the Appellate and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic where she and her students have had a major impact on the lives of Marylanders including obtaining conditional commutations of clients’ life sentences from two Maryland governors.
Professor Citron is an internationally recognized information privacy expert. She advises federal and state legislators, law enforcement, and international lawmakers on privacy issues as well as works closely with tech companies on issues involving online safety and privacy. She has been quoted, interviewed, and published hundreds of times across a broad range of platforms for both an academic and a general audience.
“We are honored and excited that both Professors Hutchins and Citron have been elected as members of ALI. They are both inspiring teachers and thoughtful scholars, and will be a terrific asset to ALI,” Dean Donald Tobin remarked. He added, “Maryland Carey Law is exceptionally proud to be home to twenty-four ALI members.”
The entire roster of Maryland Carey Law ALI members follows:
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