2012 Election Experts: Political Social Movements and the Occupy Protests


Susan D. Carle – professor of law

Expertise: political social movements, professional ethics

Susan Carle’s teaching and research interests lie in the areas of civil rights legal history, employment discrimination, labor and employment law, legal ethics, and the history and sociology of the legal profession. She has published articles examining lawyers’ conceptions of their professional obligations to further the public interest, and is editor of Lawyers’ Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice (NYU Press 2005).  In 2001, her paper entitled “Race, Class and Legal Ethics in the Early NAACP” received the Association of American Law Schools’ Best Scholarly Paper Award, and in 2006 she received the Jean and Edgar Kahn National Equal Justice Library Award for distinguished scholarship on the subject of access to justice. She has served as chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Professional Responsibility, and is a member of the legal ethics advisory committee of the National Disability Rights Network.  Carle has worked as an appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as an associate at the leading union-side labor and employment law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser.

Darren Hutchinson – professor of law

Expertise: political social movements

Professor Darren Hutchinson teaches Constitutional Law, Equitable Remedies and seminars in Critical Race Theory, Law and Social Change, and Equal Protection Theory at the American University, Washington College of Law. Professor Hutchinson received a B.A., cum laude, 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.

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