Walter Hutchens

Director, UA-Quingdao Law Program and Professor of Practice

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.

贺钦思教授拥有二十年的教学经验。课程主要包括商法、国际商务、写作、以及有关中国的课程。他在马里兰大学、华盛顿大学 (博塞尔分校)以及南加州的雷德兰兹大学任职,并在雷德兰兹大学任讲席教授和国际商务系主任。贺教授在美国圣路易斯华盛顿大学获得法律博士和东亚学硕士学位,并入选为该大学法学评论的编辑。法学院毕业后在一家纽约知名的律师事务所及其北京办公室工作。就读法学院之前致力于公共关系行业,曾就职于苹果公司硅谷总部。自从还是个本科学生的贺钦思教授第一次去中国,他就爱上了中国。曾经到过中国很多地方。贺教授出版的文章主题包括中国上市公司股东民事赔偿诉讼和转基因生物。他有三个孩子,妻子在山东出生长大。他喜欢骑自行车,摄影,在茶馆看书写作。


  • BA in History, Samford University (Birmingham, AL)
  • MA in East Asian Studies, Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
  • JD, Washington University (St. Louis, MO)