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Professor Michael Hutter has been appointed to the Commission on Judicial Nomination, the entity that selects a list of nominees from which the Governor must choose for appointments to the Court of Appeals.
Created in 1977 by an amendment to the New York State Constitution, the Commission on Judicial Nomination seeks to ensure that the judges who sit on New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, are chosen from candidates who reflect the diversity of New York’s citizenry and are among the state’s most highly qualified and accomplished judges, practicing lawyers and legal scholars.
Since its inception, the Commission has fulfilled this function by nominating to the Governor a small number of carefully considered candidates to fill vacancies on the Court of Appeals. The Constitution requires that the Governor choose Judges of the Court of Appeals only from the nominees of the Commission.
At Albany Law School, Professor Hutter teaches Advanced Evidence, Antitrust: Market Structure, Antitrust: Trade Practices, Business Torts, Evidence and Expert Testimony. He is also a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal, writing several pieces a year on New York state and federal evidence developments.
Prior to joining the Albany Law faculty, Professor Hutter clerked for Judge Matthew J. Jasen, New York State Court of Appeals, and practiced law with a New York law firm involved in antitrust and unfair competition litigation. He has authored a book and numerous articles on antitrust and unfair competition and served as editor of Model Jury Charges in Business Torts Cases.
Professor Hutter was one of seven nominees for the New York Court of Appeals in 1998 as selected by the State Commission of Judicial Nomination. He is also a past president of the Albany County Bar Association.
He earned his law degree from Boston College Law School and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.