Janet D. Hutchinson

Associate Dean for Career Development, CDO


Dean 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, GA. 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, and practiced law in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. 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.


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


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

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

Bar Admissions

North Carolina

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.


B.S., Northwestern University 1997

J.D., Duke University School of Law 2000

Contact Information

Room 115-C, Law School
(804) 287-6427