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Dennis J. Hutchinson

Following his graduation summa cum laude from Bowdoin College, Dennis Hutchinson attended the Law School for one year, then spent three years at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he read for the B.A. in Law. He then received an LL.M. from the University of Texas at Austin and successively clerked for three federal judges, including Justice Byron White and William O. Douglas (Ret.). He began his teaching career at Georgetown University and moved to the University of Chicago where he has been since 1981 and where he edits the Supreme Court Review with David A. Strauss and Geoffrey R. Stone. He is William Rainey Harper Professor in the College and Master of the New Collegiate Division. His books include The Man Who Once Was Whizzer White, a 1998 New York Times Notable Book, and the Forgotten Memoir of John Knox (ed., with David Garrow). He teaches and writes in the areas of modern American constitutional history and judicial behavior.

Mr. Hutchinson has taught contracts, constitutional law, elements, and legal history, which is his principal field of inquiry; his most recent work is The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox (edited with David J. Garrow). His book, The Man Who Once Was Whizzer White: A Portrait of Justice Byron R. White was a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. Since 1981, he has edited the Supreme Court Review.

Education: 

AB, 1969, Bowdoin College; LLM, 1974, University of Texas at Austin; MA, 1977, Oxford University.