Hutton named to National Armed Forces Law Committee Professor Mary Christine Hutton of The University of South Dakota School of Law has been appointed to serve on the Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law of the American Bar Association.
The appointment was made by ABA president-elect Michael S. Greco and is effective in August at the conclusion of the ABA annual meeting in Chicago.
Hutton joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1984 and teaches criminal law and criminal procedure, evidence, and advanced criminal procedure. She earned a B.A. degree from St. Joseph�s University (Philadelphia, PA), J.D. degree from Washburn University (Topeka, KS), and LL.M degree from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). She is a member of the bar in South Dakota and Kansas. �
Hutton also serves on the Board of Bar Commissioners for the State Bar of South Dakota, provides annual training for the state judges of the Unified Judicial System, and is a board member for Dakota Plains Legal Services. She has been a commentator for newspaper, radio and TV issues.
of interest in criminal law.
Hutton has twice received the John Wesley Jackson Award for the Outstanding Professor of Law, in 1986 and 1999, and was the recipient of the Women in Law Attorney of the Year Award in 1997. She publishes the South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review annually and edits the treatise South Dakota Evidence by John Larson.
The seven-member Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law studies and makes recommendations on the administration of laws, regulations and practices in the armed forces and the court-martial system; the protection of the legal rights and constitutional guarantees of personnel in the armed forces; and the ability of lawyers and judges in the armed forces to practice in conformity with all applicable ABA standards. The committee is composed of civilian practitioners with extensive experience in the armed forces, and military lawyers.