Associate Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-1087
BA cum laude, 1990, Spelman College
JD, 1993, Yale Law School
Renée Hutchins joined the law school faculty in the fall of 2004 after spending just over a decade in practice. Hutchins is an Associate Professor, who teaches the Appellate and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic. Through her research and writing Professor Hutchins seeks to provide analysis of and thoughtful commentary on questions with some practical relevance to the field of criminal procedure.
Professor Hutchins received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1993, and her B.A., cum laude, in mathematics from Spelman College in 1990. Following graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk to Judge Nathaniel R. Jones on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Immediately prior to joining the faculty, Professor Hutchins was part of the Lawyering Program faculty at the New York University School of Law.
Professor Hutchins brings a variety of legal experiences to the classroom, having served as a federal prosecutor with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. Professor Hutchins also practiced as a criminal defense attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta and for the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York City.
Book Review, 47 Criminal Law Bulletin 522 (2011) (reviewing Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow (2010)).
Anatomy of a Search: Intrusiveness and the Fourth Amendment, Search and Seizure Law Report, Mar. 2011, at 21. [Full Text]
Anatomy of a Search: Intrusiveness and the Fourth Amendment, 44 University of Richmond Law Review 1185 (2010). [Full Text]
"Tied Up in Knotts?" GPS and the Fourth Amendment, 55 UCLA Law Review 1 (2007). [Full Text]
Coming Off the Bench: Observations of a Rookie Clinician, 4 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class 297 (2004).