Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pmUptown Campus
Prof. Darren Hutchinson, the John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice at Emory University, will be Tulane Law School's Dreyfous Lecturer for the 2021 academic year.
Hutchinson is an acclaimed legal scholar and social justice advocate whose work focuses on analyzing and remedying inequality. Prof. Hutchinson has explored the intersection of law, social justice, and civil rights and developed solutions to systemic failures that have impacted marginalized communities. His research crosses many academic disciplines and looks at the impact of law on a wide range of civil rights and social justice issues. His scholarship emphasizes the importance of viewing inequality as a multidimensional concept.
He was recently appointed to his current position at Emory; prior to that he was the Raymond & Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Before joining the Levin College of Law, Hutchinson held tenured faculty positions at American University Washington College of Law and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He received a JD from Yale Law School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Following law school, he was a litigation associate at the New York City office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He also served as law clerk to the late Honorable Mary Johnson Lowe, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
George Abel and Mathilde Schwab Dreyfous Lecture is dedicated to the study of civil liberties and human rights.