Darren Lenard Hutchinson has been named Emory University School of Law’s inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice, effective Jul. 1.
Hutchinson – legal, social justice and civil rights scholar – is currently the Raymond & Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Previously, Hutchinson held tenured faculty positions at American University Washington College of Law and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and was also a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
He holds a JD from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
“My scholarship uses social science theories of racism and judicial behavior to demonstrate how legal rules and institutions perpetuate racial inequality,” Hutchinson said. “Interdisciplinarity has always been and will remain a vital component of my research.”