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Darren Hutchinson

Stephen C. O'Connell Chair



Mailing Address:
Box # Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0918

Professor Darren Hutchinson teaches Constitutional Law, Remedies, Race and the Law, and Civil Rights Seminar at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Professor Hutchinson received a B.A.from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Prior to his career in 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.

Professor Hutchinson has written extensively on issues related to Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, Law and Sexuality, and social identity theory. His numerous publications have appeared in many prestigious journals including the Cornell Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the Illinois Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and the Journal of Law and Inequality. Professor Hutchinson also authors Dissenting Justice — a blog related to law and politics. This blog is also available and more active on Facebook. The content of these blogs do not reflect the views of the University of Florida or the State of Florida; the blog receives no funding from the State of Florida.

Professor Hutchinson has delivered lectures at numerous universities, including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Virginia, Cornell, Georgetown, and Boston University. During the Fall of 1999, Professor Hutchinson was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, and during the Spring of 2002 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before joining the Levin College of Law faculty, Professor Hutchinson was an Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law and a Professor at American University, Washington College of Law. Professor Hutchinson currently holds the prestigious Stephen C. O’Connell Chair at the Levin College of Law.

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Yale Law School, Juris Doctor; University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Teaching and Research

  • Constitutional Law, Remedies, Civil Rights Seminar, Race and the Law

Constitutional Law (4 credits) - LAW 5501

Advanced Constitutional Law (2 credits) - LAW 6936

Remedies (3 credits) - LAW 6305

Civil Rights Seminar

Race and the Law


  • Preventing Balkanization or Facilitation Racial Domination: A Critique of the New Equal Protection, 22 Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law 1 (2015)
  • ’Continually Reminded of Their Inferior Position’: Social Dominance, Implicit Bias, Criminality, and Race,” 46 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 23 (2014)
  • “Not Without Political Power”: Gays and Lesbians, Equal Protection, and the Suspect Class Doctrine, 65 Alabama Law Review 975 (forthcoming 2014)
  • Resistance in the Afterlife of Identity, in Transcending The Boundaries of Law: Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory 176-191 (Martha Fineman ed., Routledge Press 2010)
  • Social Movements and Judging: An Essay on Institutional Reform Litigation and Desegregation in Dallas, Texas, 62 Southern Methodist University Law Review 1635-56 (2009)
  • Racial Exhaustion, 86 Washington University Law Review 917-74 (2009)
  • Sexual Politics and Social Change, 41 Connecticut Law Review 1523-46 (2009)
  • Reparations: A Remedies Law Perspective, 56 American University Law Review 1402-1406 (2007)
  • By a Thread: Majority Politics and Race-Based Remedies, 50 Howard Law Journal 827-840 (2007)
  • The Majoritarian Difficulty: Affirmative Action, Sodomy, and Supreme Court Politics, 23 Law and Inequality 1-93 (2005)
  • Critical Race Histories: In and Out, 54 American University Law Review (2004)
  • Unexplainable on Grounds Other Than Race: The Inversion of Privilege and Subordination in Equal Protection Jurisprudence, 2003 Illinois Law Review 615-700
  • New Complexity Theories: From Theoretical Innovation to Doctrinal Reform, 71 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 431-45 (2003)
  • Factless Jurisprudence, 3 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 615-33 (2003)
  • Dissecting Judicial Bias: The Need for a Structural Analysis, American Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 13-24 (2002)
  • Progressive Race Blindness?: Individual Identity, Group Politics, and Reform, 49 UCLA Law Review 1455-1480 (2002)
  • Closet Case: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale and the Reinforcement of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Invisibility, 76 Tulane Law Review 81-148 (2001)
  • Identity Crisis: Intersectionality, Multidimensionality, and the Development of An Adequate Theory of Subordination, 6 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 285-317 (2001)
  • Gay Rights for Gay Whites?: Race, Sexual Identity, and Equal Protection Discourse, 85 Cornell Law Review 1358-1391 (2000)
  • "Beyond the Rhetoric of 'Dirty Laundry': Examining the Value of Internal Criticism Within Progressive Social Movements and Oppressed Communities," 5 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 185-99 (1999)
  • Ignoring the Sexualization of Race: Heteronormativity, Critical Race Theory, and Anti-Racist Politics, 47 Buffalo Law Review 1-116 (1999)
  • Accommodating Outness: Hurley, Free Speech, and Gay and Lesbian Equality, 1 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 85-126 (1998)
  • Out Yet Unseen: A Racial Critique of Gay and Lesbian Legal Theory and Political Discourse, 29 Connecticut Law Review 561-645 (1997)