Christopher J. Walker
Associate Professor of Law; Director, Washington, D.C., Summer Program
Phone: (614) 247-1898
Office: 469 Drinko Hall
Prior to joining The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2012, Christopher J. Walker 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. He also 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. Professor Walker is currently on a semester-long teaching leave to serve as an academic fellow for U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch/Senate Judiciary Committee.
At Moritz, Professor Walker teaches Civil Procedure, Constitutional Litigation, Legislation and Regulation, and State and Local Government Law. He also directs the Moritz Washington, D.C., Summer Program at which he teaches a course entitled the Ethics of Washington Lawyering.
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 Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. The Administrative Conference of the United States commissioned a follow-up study to his Stanford Law Review article, focusing on federal agencies in the legislative process (final report here; recommendations as adopted by the Conference published in the Federal Register here).
Outside Moritz, Professor Walker serves as one of forty Public Members of the Administrative Conference of the United States, as a Council Member and Adjudication Committee Co-Chair of 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 the Section Editor for Jotwell’s Administrative Law Section.
Professor Walker received his law degree from Stanford 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.