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.

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.  At the Kennedy School, Professor Walker concentrated in education and immigration policy and was a FLAS Fellow at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, where he explored rule of law and judicial independence issues in Latin America.

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 Review, Fordham Law Review, George Washington Law ReviewMinnesota Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and Texas Law Review, among others.