Areas of Expertise
- Administrative Law
- Constitutional Law
- U.S. Supreme Court
- J.D., Stanford University
- Masters in Public Policy, Harvard University
- B.A., Brigham Young University
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.
At Moritz, Professor Walker teaches Civil Procedure, 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’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 Review, Minnesota Law Review, and Southern California Law Review, among others. His empirical study on agency statutory interpretation is forthcoming this summer in the Stanford Law Review (draft here). The Administrative Conference of the United States has commissioned a follow-up study focusing on federal agencies in the legislative process, which Professor Walker expects to complete by the end of 2015.
Outside Moritz, Professor Walker serves as Co-Chair of the Adjudication Committee at 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 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.