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Christopher Walker


Walker paper wins national award

January 6, 2017 | Faculty

Professor Christopher Walker recently won the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2017 Scholarly Papers Competition for law school faculty members who have been teaching for five years or fewer. Walkers’ winning paper was entitled “Legislating in the Shadows.” The prestigious competition is more than 30 years old, and Walker presented his paper at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco in January 2017. Walker teaches Civil Procedure II, Constitutional Litigation, Legislation, State & Local Government, and Ethics of Washington Lawyering. He is also co-director of the Washington, D.C., Summer program. Prior to joining Ohio State in 2012, 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.

To read more about Walkers’ paper, the official announcement is available through the AALS.