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Carolyn Hotchkiss

Professor

Dean
Dean of Faculty
Academic Division: Accounting & Law
Horn Library
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781-239-5528

Bio

Carolyn was appointed Dean of Faculty in December 2010. As Dean of Faculty, she is responsible for faculty recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention. She’s also responsible for developing faculty programs and policies that build a climate of thought leadership, excellence in teaching, excellence in research, and for developing a faculty that meets the strategic needs of the College’s academic programs. She is the voice of the faculty in discussions that develop and implement the College’s institutional strategies. Professor Hotchkiss joined the Babson faculty in January 1986, and has taught core law and ethics courses and electives in International Business Law and in Public International Law. In 2000, she was awarded the Charles M. Hewitt award for teaching excellence by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. In 2005, she received the Deans’ Award for Excellence in Teaching in the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Professor Hotchkiss’ scholarly interests are in the areas of international law and the impact of new technologies on law and business. She has written extensively in these areas, including articles on international commercial law, corruption in international business, and global intellectual property issues, especially those involving digital technologies. She is the author of International Law for Business (McGraw-Hill, 1994), and is a contributing author to several textbooks on Business Law. Before joining the faculty at Babson, Professor Hotchkiss practiced law in New York, with the firm of Webster & Sheffield, was in-house counsel to Pratt Institute and Mount Holyoke College, and taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Western New England College of Law. She is a member of the Bar in New York and Massachusetts, and active in a variety of professional associations. ​

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Columbia University School of Law
  • BA, Mount Holyoke College

Academic Interests

Business Law; International Law; Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Higher Education

Awards & Honors

  • 2005 - Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Graduate Programs, Babson College

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Hotchkiss, C. (2010). The CISG After Medellin: The Supreme Court and Self-Executing Treaties. North Atlantic Regional Business Law Review, 43, 61-76.
  • Hotchkiss, C. (2003). New Developments in Global Trademark Protection: The U.S. Adopts the Madrid Protocol. North Atlantic Regional Business Law Review
  • Hotchkiss, C. (2003). Web Site Creation as an Active Learning Strategy in Business Law Classes. Journal of Legal Studies Education

Conference Proceedings

  • Hotchkiss, C., Kirschner, C.B. (2014). Title IX and Academic Freedom in the College and University Classroom: Coexistence or Conflict?. Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference,

Presentations

  • Using Technology to Enhance the Learning Experience
    Hotchkiss, C. Using Technology to Enhance the Learning Experience Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Seattle WA (2014)
  • Title IX and Academic Freedom in the College and University Classroom: Coexistence or Conflict?
    Hotchkiss, C., Kirschner, C. Title IX and Academic Freedom in the College and University Classroom: Coexistence or Conflict? Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Annual Conference , Seattle, WA (2014)
  • From Insights to Action—Engaging Boomers and Gen Y
    Hotchkiss, C. From Insights to Action—Engaging Boomers and Gen Y TIAA-CREF National Forum, Tucson AZ (2014)
  • Transitions to Leadership
    Hotchkiss, C. Transitions to Leadership Emerging Women Leaders Program, Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Cultural Dimensions of Ethical Leadership
    Hotchkiss, C. Cultural Dimensions of Ethical Leadership Global Leadership Seminar Series, Storrs CT (2013)
  • Cultural Dimensions of Ethical Leadership
    Hotchkiss, C. Cultural Dimensions of Ethical Leadership Global Leadership Seminar Series, Storrs, CT (2013)
  • The Founder’s Dilemma: Ethical Leadership for Entrepreneurs
    Hotchkiss, C. The Founder’s Dilemma: Ethical Leadership for Entrepreneurs (2013)
  • Motivating the Reluctant Retiree
    Hotchkiss, C. Motivating the Reluctant Retiree TIAA-CREF Conference, Waltham, MA (2013)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices 2007: Is the Glass Half Full?
    Hotchkiss, C. Foreign Corrupt Practices 2007: Is the Glass Half Full? 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Indianapolis, Indiana (2007)
  • Don’t Leave Home without Them: Leadership and Ethics in the Global Economy
    Hotchkiss, C. Don’t Leave Home without Them: Leadership and Ethics in the Global Economy Olin College, Babson College, and Wellesley College Leadership and Ethics Series, Wellesley, Massachusetts (2006)
  • The Podcast as an Educational Tool: A Modest Experiment with New Technology
    Hotchkiss, C. The Podcast as an Educational Tool: A Modest Experiment with New Technology North Atlantic Business Law Association Meeting, Wellesley, Massachusetts (2006)
  • Free Trade Agreements and Copyright Law: Closing the Door to Legislative Change?
    Hotchkiss, C. Free Trade Agreements and Copyright Law: Closing the Door to Legislative Change? 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Ottawa, Canada (2004)
  • Conserving the Public Domain: Shortening the Reach of Copyright Law
    Hotchkiss, C. Conserving the Public Domain: Shortening the Reach of Copyright Law 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Nashville, Tennessee (2003)