Renée Hatcher, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Business Enterprise Law Clinic at The John Marshall Law School, has been appointed co-chair of the Clinicians of Color Sub Committee by the Association of American Law School’s Executive Committee for the Clinical Legal Education Section. Hatcher will serve a two-year appointment.
This is Hatcher’s first appointment to an AALS committee. “I’m excited to serve as the co-chair for the Clinicians of Color AALS Subcommittee,” Hatcher said. “This subcommittee supports and provides important professional development opportunities for clinical professors of color, while seeking to expand the pipeline of future clinicians of color and address the diversity crisis in clinical legal education. I think it’s paramount that we increase the representation of diverse clinical law faculty to ensure that clinical programs are reflective of community needs and the voices of varied communities, addressing issues of disenfranchisement and vulnerability.”
Hatcher came to John Marshall in 2016 after finishing a clinical teaching faculty fellowship at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Hatcher has focused her career on public interest and social justice, creating social change through community development and human rights advocacy work.
Hatcher previously was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas-Austin, a staff attorney at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and the inaugural Helaine Barnett Fellow at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C.
A native of Gary, Indiana, Hatcher graduated from New York University School of Law in 2011.