Prof. Christopher J. Walker

Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

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 ProcedureConstitutional LitigationLegislation 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 theFederal 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.

  • J.D., Stanford University, 2006
  • Masters in Public Policy, Harvard University, 2006
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2002

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Publications and Multimedia
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
19th Annual Faculty Conference
January 23, 2017
How Does Agency Lawmaking Work?
Short video featuring Chris Walker
November 02, 2016
Chevron in the Circuit Courts - Podcast
Administrative Law and Regulation Practice Group Podcast
October 28, 2016
The Lawmaking Power of Federal Agencies
Short video featuring Chris Walker
September 02, 2016
The New Chevron Skeptics - Event Audio/Video
18th Annual Faculty Conference
January 15, 2016
The Future of Auer Deference - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
March 19, 2015
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
17th Annual Faculty Conference
January 09, 2015
Who Determines an Agency's Power? - Event Audio/Video
16th Annual Faculty Conference
January 09, 2014