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Janet D. Hutchinson

Associate Dean for Career Development

  • Profile

    Dean Janet Hutchinson manages the creation and delivery of a comprehensive career development program for Richmond Law students and alumni. Prior to joining the School of Law in 2012, she was the assistant dean for career services at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. She also has served as the Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager for the Atlanta office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, worked in Northwestern Law's Center for Career Strategy & Advancement in Chicago, and practiced law in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. She is engaged actively in the National Association for Law Placement and formerly served as a member of the board of directors, a vice-chair of its 2019 Annual Education Conference, a vice-chair of its Nominating Committee, a member of the Governance Review Advisory Group, and a conference speaker. Dean Hutchinson received a B.A. in Journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and her J.D. from Duke University in Durham, N.C.

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    • Presentations

      Moderator, An Honorable Conversation, Oliver Hill Chapter of the Black Law Students Association, Richmond Law


      Panelist, Practicing What We Preach, Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting


      Co-Presenter, We’ve Got “Hire” Hopes: Making Your Case for Adding CDO Staff, NALP Annual Education Conference


      Co-Presenter, Changes in the Legal Profession Outside Big Law, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting


      Co-Presenter, Alternative and Emerging Career Paths for Lawyers, NALP Newer Professionals Forum


      Co-Presenter, Student Counseling Fundamentals, NALP Newer Professionals Forum


      Is the Legal Education Bubble Bursting?, Emory University Pre-Law Week


      Fall Recruiting Recap, Atlanta Legal Recruiters Association


      Job Search Strategies, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and Gate City Bar Association Black Law Students Retreat


      Admission and Career Services Perspectives, Emory University Pre-Law Symposium


      Career Panel, Emory University Alumni Board

    • Memberships

      NALP - The Association for Legal Career Professionals (2004-present)


      North Carolina Bar Association Minorities in the Profession Committee (2003-2004)

    • Bar Admissions

      North Carolina (Inactive)

    • Professional Experience

      Associate Dean for Career Development (2012-present)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.


      Assistant Dean for Career Services (2007-12)
      Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Ga.


      Senior Director of Career Services (2006-07)
      Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Ga.


      Attorney Recruitment and Development Manager (2007)
      Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, Atlanta, Ga.


      Director of Career Services (2006)
      Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Ga.


      Associate Director, Center for Career Strategy and Advancement (2004-06)
      Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Ill.


      Associate (2000-03)
      Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman LLP (now known as K&L Gates LLP), Raleigh/Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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