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Chris Hutton

Christine Hutton
Professor
Law, Law School
ULS School of Law 203
Phone: 605-677-6348
Bio:
Chris Hutton teaches Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence and Advanced Criminal Procedure at The University of South Dakota School of Law. She publishes the South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review annually and edits the treatise, South Dakota Evidence by John Larson. Professor Hutton's publications include commentary on the death penalty, evidence issues in criminal trials, retroactivity, and standards of review. She provides annual training for the state judges of the Unified Judicial System, has testified before the South Dakota Criminal Code Revision Commission, and has also spoken about search and seizure and federal sentencing. Professor Hutton is engaged in additional service work, including membership on the ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law, the State Bar Committee for the Active Participation of Women in the Bar, and the Board of Bar Commissioners for the South Dakota Bar (2004-07). She serves as faculty advisor to USD Law's Women in Law. Professor Hutton has maintained her interest in providing legal services for low income people by participating as a board member for Access to Justice (a partnership of the State Bar and legal services programs to increase access to legal services for low income people) and Dakota Plains Legal Services. She has been a commentator for newspaper, radio and TV on issues of interest in Criminal Law, including the death penalty and other high-profile criminal cases.
Teaching Interests:
Evidence, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure
Education:
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 1984
  • JD, Washburn University, 1978
  • A.B., History, St. Joseph's University, 1973
Publications:
  • Hutton, C., (2012), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2012), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review Cumulative Supplement (2007-2012).
  • Hutton, C., (2011), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2010), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2009), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2008), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2007), Comment, Frank Slagle Dedication, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 52.
  • Hutton, C., (2007), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2007), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review Cumulative Supplement (2001-2007).
  • Hutton, C., (2006), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2006), The Landscape of Search and Seizure: Observations on Recent Decisions from the United States Supreme Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 51.
  • Hutton, C., (2005), Sir Walter Raleigh Revived: The Supreme Court Re-Vamps Two Decades of Confrontation Clause Precedent, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 50.
  • Hutton, C., (2005), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2004), A Noteless Approach.
  • Hutton, C., (2004), Music and Movies, Not Notes.
  • Hutton, C., (2004), Powell, Wiggins and Turow: Competent Counsel for the Capital Defendant, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 49.
  • Hutton, C., (2004), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2003), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2002), Flaws in Capital Sentencing: Skewing the Reasoned Moral Response.
  • Hutton, C., (2002), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2001), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (2001), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review Cumulative Supplement (1996-2001).
  • Hutton, C., (2000), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review.
  • Hutton, C., (1999), Reason and Passion: A Review of Morton Horwitz' The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 46.
  • Hutton, C., (1998), South Dakota Law Review.
  • Hutton, C., (1996), South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review Cumulative Supplement (1985-1996).
  • Hutton, C., (1995), North Dakota History.
  • Hutton, C., (1995), The "New" Federal Habeas: Implications for State Standards of Review, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 40.
  • Hutton, C., (1993), Retroactivity in the States: The Impact of Teague v. Lane on State Postconviction Remedies, Alabama Law Review, vol. 44.
  • Hutton, C., (1993), Sex and Reason: A Review and Application of Judge Posner's Theory, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 38.
  • Hutton, C., (1992), Schools as Good Parent: Symbolism versus Substance in Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Children, Journal of Law and Education, vol. 21.
  • Hutton, C., (1989), South Dakota Law Review, vol. 34.
  • Hutton, C., (1989), The Champion.
  • Hutton, C., (1989), Commentary: Prior Bad Acts Evidence in Cases of Sexual Contact with a Child, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 34.
  • Hutton, C., (1989), I Fought the Law and the Law Won , New England Journal of Criminal and Civil Confinement, vol. 15.
  • Pommersheim, F., Hutton, C., Feimer, S., (1989), I Fought the Law and the Law Won: A Report on Women and Disparate Sentencing in South Dakota, New England Journal on Criminal & Civil Confinement, vol. 15.
  • Hutton, C., (1988), Confrontation, Cross Examination and Discovery, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 33.
  • Hutton, C., (1988), The Unique Perspective of Justice White, Administrative Law Review, vol. 40.
  • Hutton, C., (1987), Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Reestablishing the Balance Within the Adversary System, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, vol. 20.
  • Hutton, C., (1985), State v. Logue: Ultimate Issue Testimony, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 30.
  • Hutton, C., (1983), Jury Instructions: Theory of the Case, The Advocate.
  • Hutton, C., (1983), Right to Financial Privacy Act, The Army Lawyer.
  • Hutton, C., (1977), Prisoners' Rights: Constitutional Restrictions on Censorship of Prisoners' Mail, Washburn Law Journal, vol. 16.
Awards and Honors:
  • USD Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2008
  • John Wesley Jackson Outstanding Professor of Law Award, Law School, 1999
  • Women in Law Attorney of the Year Award, Women in Law, 1997
  • John Wesley Jackson Outstanding Professor of Law Award, Law School, 1986