Christopher J. Walker

Assistant Professor of Law; Co-Director, Washington, D.C., Summer Program
Christopher J. Walker
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(614) 247-1898 469 Drinko Hall

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  • J.D., Stanford University, 2006
  • Masters in Public Policy, Harvard University, 2006
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2002

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legislation
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Christopher J. Walker joined the faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2012.  Prior to joining the Moritz faculty, he clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Professor Walker also previously worked for several years at a litigation boutique in Washington, D.C. as well as on the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented federal agencies and defended federal regulations in a variety of contexts.

At Moritz, Professor Walker teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Litigation, Legislation, and State and Local Government Law.  He also co-directs the Moritz Washington, D.C., Summer Program at which he teaches a course entitled the Ethics of Washington Lawyering.

Outside the law school, Professor Walker serves as Co-Chair of the Adjudication Committee within the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and as a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Administrative Agency Law Specialty Board. He is also a regular blogger at the Yale Journal on Regulation and a contributing editor for Jotwell’s Administrative Law Section.

Professor Walker’s research focuses on administrative law, regulation, and law and policy at the agency level. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Administrative Law ReviewFordham Law ReviewGeorge Washington Law Review,  Minnesota Law ReviewStanford Law Review, and Texas Law Review, among others.

Professor Walker received his law degree from Stanford Law School and a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  At Stanford, he served as managing editor of the Stanford Law Review and editor-in-chief of the Stanford Law and Policy Review.