About Darren L Hutchinson
Darren Hutchinson joined the faculty in 2003, and was appointed full professor in 2005. His areas of expertise include constitutional law, and Equal Protection Theory and equitable remedies. Before joining the faculty at WCL, Professor Hutchinson was an Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law, and prior to law teaching, Professor Hutchinson practiced commercial litigation at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York City. He also clerked for the late Honorable Mary Johnson Lowe, a former United States District Judge in the Southern District of New York.
Honors and Awards
- Elizabeth Cubberley Faculty Scholarship Prize, American University, Washington College of Law. 2006
- Passing the Torch Award, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York. Spring 2000
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"Continually Reminded of Their Inferior Position": Social Dominance, Implicit Bias, Criminality, and Race UF Law Faculty Publications (2014)
This Article contends that implicit bias theory has improved contemporary understanding of the dynamics of individual bias. Implicit bias research has also helped to explain the persistent racial disparities in many areas of public policy, ...
"Not Without Political Power": Gays and Lesbians, Equal Protection, and the Suspect Class Doctrine Alabama Law Review (2014)
The Supreme Court purportedly utilizes the suspect class doctrine in order to balance institutional concerns with the protection of important constitutional rights. The Court, however, inconsistently applies this doctrine, and it has not precisely defined ...
Sexual Politics and Social Change Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals (2009)
The Article examines the impact of social movement activity upon the advancement of GLBT rights. It analyzes the state and local strategy that GLBT social movements utilized to alter the legal status of sexual orientation ...
Racial Exhaustion Washington University Law Review (2009)
This Article examines historical and contemporary race discourse contained in political and juridical sources in order to illustrate how opponents to racial egalitarian measures have frequently contested such policies on the grounds that they are ...
Reparations: A Remedies Law Perspective American University Law Review (2007)
This article provides a general overview of reparations discourse in the United States and offers suggestions concerning how advocates of reparations might frame their claims. The author discusses how remedies law might be a useful ...
Conference: Reparations in the Inter-American System: A Comparative Approach Conference American University Law Review (2007)
This publication will enhance the understanding of what we call the law of reparations, developed in the Inter-American Court and Commission of Human Rights. Reparations have a special meaning for the victims of human rights ...
Unexplainable on Grounds Other Than Race: The Inversion of Privilege and Subordination in Equal Protection Jurisprudence University of Illinois Law Review (2003)
In this article, Professor Darren Hutchinson contributes to the debate over the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause by arguing that the Supreme Court has inverted its purpose and effect. Professor Hutchinson contends ...
Progressive Race Blindness: Individual Identity, Group Politics, and Reform UCLA Law Review (2002)
Critical Race Theorists advance race consciousness as a positive instrument for political and legal reform. A growing body of works by left-identified scholars, however, challenges this traditional progressive stance toward race consciousness. After summarizing the ...
Closet Case: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale and the Reinforcement of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Invisibility Tulane Law Review (2001)
This Article argues that the Supreme Court's decision in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale misapplies and ignores controlling First Amendment precedent and incorrectly defines "sexual identity" as a clinical or biological imposition that exists ...
Out Yet Unseen: A Racial Critique of Gay and Lesbian Legal Theory and Political Discourse Connecticut Law Review (1997)
Article employs Critical Race Theory to analyze arguments made by movements for LGBT equality and in related legal theory. Article encourages scholars and advocates to utilize more multidimensional models of social justice that do not ...
Unpublished Papers (1)
Preventing Balkanization or Facilitating Racial Domination: A Critique of the New Equal Protection ExpressO (2014)
Abstract Preventing Balkanization or Facilitating Racial Domination: A Critique of the New Equal Protection The Supreme Court requires that equal protection plaintiffs prove defendants acted with discriminatory intent. The intent rule has insulated from judicial ...