Mary Hotchkiss

  • Associate Dean for Students (Interim)
  • Principal Law Lecturer

Contact

Phone: (206) 616-9333
Email: hotchma@uw.edu

Education

B.A 1975, Duke University M.S.L.S. 1978, Catholic University J.D. 1983, LL.M. 1985, George Washington University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Labor and Employment Law — Legal Research and Writing

Recent Courses

LAW A 599 Legal Research Methods
LAW B 533 Interviewing And Counseling For Lawyers
LAW B 597 Journal Seminar
LAW E 579 International And Foreign Law Research

Selected Publications

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Professor Mary Hotchkiss is a Principal Lecturer at the UW School of Law where she teaches upper level electives that focus on developing legal research and writing skills. She also holds an adjunct appointment at the UW Information School where she teaches information policy.

Professor Hotchkiss began teaching at UW in 1991 and joined the full-time faculty in 1999. She served as Academic Dean from 2002-05; Director of Academic Advising from 2005-09; and as Associate Dean for Students from 2009-16.

She earned a B.A.in History from Duke University, a M.S. L.S. from The Catholic University of America, and a J.D. and LL.M. from The George Washington University Law School. She is admitted to the Maryland bar. Professor Hotchkiss worked at a Maryland law firm specializing in tax and estate planning. She served as a law librarian at the White House and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She served as the editor-in-chief of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing from 2000-12. Originally from the other Washington, she now calls Seattle home.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Books or Treatises

  • Julie Heintz-Cho, Tom Cobb & Mary A. Hotchkiss, Washington Legal Research (2d ed. Carolina Academic Press 2009). 230 pages.
  • Best of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Volumes 1-9, (1992-2001) (Mary A. Hotchkiss ed., West Group 2001).

Book Chapters

  • Mary Hotchkiss, Federal Income Taxation, in Specialized Legal Research 3-1 to -367 (Penny A. Hazelton ed., 2014 ed. & Supp. 2017).
  • Mary A. Hotchkiss & Mary Whisner, Communicating Research Results Through Writing, in Steven M. Barkan et al., Fundamentals of Legal Research 21-31 (9th ed. 2009).
  • Mary A. Hotchkiss & Mary Whisner, Communicating Research Results Through Writing, in Steven M. Barkan et al., Legal Research Illustrated 21-31 (2009).
  • Mary A. Hotchkiss, Federal Income Taxation, in Specialized Legal Research 3-1 to -91 (Penny A. Hazelton ed., Aspen Publishers 2008).

Professional Publications

  • "Equal Opportunity and Diversity: The ABA Standard Under Fire", Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Libraries (July 1, 2007)

  • "Library 101: The Basics of Information Policy", Gates Foundation, Global Libraries Program (June 1, 2007)

  • "An Intellectual Property Workshop for Information Managers", University of Washington, Executive MSIM Program (January 26, 2007)

  • Panelist, "Blazing Trails for Our Future: Practical Strategies for Recruiting the Next Generation of Law Librarians", Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Libraries (July 11, 2006)

  • "Digitization Projects: Electronic Frontiers", Workshop, Law Librarians of Puget Sound (May 3, 2006)

  • "Study Abroad - Bergen and Beyond!", International Law Society, University of Washington School of Law (March 2, 2006)

  • "Nuts & Bolts of Writing Samples", Career Services Panel, University of Washington School of Law (January 12, 2006)

  • "Externships: All You Need to Know", Career Services Panel, University of Washington School of Law (November 16, 2005)

  • "Preparing for Non-Washington State Bar Exams", Career Services Panel, University of Washington School of Law (November 8, 2005)

  • Northwest Regional Conference for Teachers of Legal Methods, (September 9, 2005)

  • Panelist, "A Look Back: Fifteen Years of the Law Librarians of Puget Sound", Law Librarians of Puget Sound (June 29, 2005)

  • "A Look Inside: Prison Law Libraries", Law Librarians of Puget Sound (September 29, 2004)

  • "Googling for Good, Not Evil", Teaching Workshop, University of Washington School of Law (June 3, 2004)

  • "Copyright Overview for Public Libraries", Seattle Public Library (December 18, 2003)

  • "Civil Liberties in Libraries: Ramifications of Recent Legislation", Inland Northwest Council of Libraries (November 7, 2002)