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Dakota S. Rudesill

Dakota S. RudesillProfessor Dakota S. Rudesill joined the faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2013.

Professor Rudesill is a scholar and practitioner of legislation and national security law and policy. At Moritz, he teaches Legislation and National Security Law & Process. In coming terms he will co-direct the Washington, D.C., Summer Program and the Legislation Clinic and teach Cyber Law.

His publications have appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, Yale Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Washington University Law Review, among others.

Professor Rudesill has advised senior leaders in all three branches of the federal government. He served the U.S. Congress for nine years, principally as legislative assistant for national security to Sen. Kent Conrad and the senior professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee responsible for national defense and international affairs spending. In the executive branch, as a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, Professor Rudesill advised Dennis Blair, the president's nominee to be director of national intelligence, and Leon Panetta, the president's nominee to be CIA director, during confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Thereafter, he served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and represented ODNI on the President's Detention Policy Task Force at the U.S. Department of Justice. In the judicial branch, Professor Rudesill was a law clerk to James B. Loken, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Prior to coming to Ohio State, from 2010 to 2013, Professor Rudesill was visiting associate professor at Georgetown Law Center, and interim director of the Federal Legislation & Administrative Clinic. Earlier in his career he was a law firm associate, a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and was selected for the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship.

Professor Rudesill received his B.A. from St. Olaf College and J.D. from Yale Law School.

Christopher J. Walker

Christopher J. WalkerProfessor Walker joined the faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2012. Prior to working for several years at a litigation boutique in Washington, D.C., 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 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.

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 as well as 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.

His publications have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, Administrative Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Texas Law Review See Also, and Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, among others. Professor Walker's research focuses on administrative law, regulation, and law and policy at the agency level.