Walter Hutchens has taught courses about commercial law, international business, writing, and China for twenty years. He has taught at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington (Bothell) and most recently the University of Redlands in southern California where he held an endowed chair in global business and served as department chair. Professor Hutchens completed a JD and MA in East Asian Studies from Washington University in St. Louis where he was a member of the law review. After law school he worked in New York City and Beijing for a prominent US law firm. Prior to law school he worked in public relations/communications, including a time with Apple Computer in Silicon Valley. Prof. Hutchens has been in love with China since he first visited as an undergraduate. He has traveled extensively within the country. He has published work about shareholder litigation against listed Chinese companies and China’s regulation of genetically modified organisms. He has three children and is married to Maggie Ma, a Shandong native. His hobbies include cycling, photography, and sitting in cafes to read and write.
- BA in History, Samford University (Birmingham, AL)
- MA in East Asian Studies, Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
- JD, Washington University (St. Louis, MO)