Faculty Specialist,
William S. Richardson School of Law

Elisabeth Steele Hutchison is Faculty Specialist at the William S. Richardson School of Law. In addition to her responsibilities at the Law School, Elisabeth has taught courses about gender and law in the Women's Studies Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM).

Since 2006, Elisabeth has developed four, traditional, face-to-face courses and two online courses. She has taught more than twenty classes and more than 500 students at UHM. Her classes range from large lecture classes with more than 120 students to small writing-intensive classes limited to 20 students. Recent classes include:
Studies in Literature, Sexuality & Gender - Interdisciplinary examination of the relationship between gender and mental health; and 
Gender & the US Supreme Court- Exploration of Constitutional Law with and the development of American ideas about sex and gender. 

Elisabeth has benefited immensely from the work of master teachers, and she is an enthusiastic contributor to the UH Center for Teaching Excellence. Her professional presentations include “The First Weeks of Class,” "Inside the Master Teacher's Studio," and  “Transforming Your Traditional Lecture Format into an Online Class.”

Before moving to Hawai'i, Elisabeth was Special Assistant to Director James Lee Witt of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. She held several positions in the Clinton-Gore White House, including Director of Special Projects in the Office of Cabinet Affairs and Legislative Assistant to the Vice President.

Elisabeth graduated from Carleton College in 1996. She served as a Young Alumni Trustee on the Carleton College Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2004. Elisabeth earned a juris doctor degree from the Yale Law School in 2003, and she served as an At-Large Delegate to the Association of Yale Alumni from 2012-2015. 

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