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Anders Walker, J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Engagement; Lillie Myers Professor
Center for International and Comparative Law

Courses Taught

American Legal History, Constitutional Law II, Criminal Law, Seminar: Legal History


B.A., Wesleyan University, 1994
J.D./M.A., Duke University School of Law, 1998 (M.A. in history)
Ph.D., Yale University, 2003

Practice Areas

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal History

Research Interests

Walker’s research and teaching focus on intersections between constitutional law, criminal law, and legal history. 

Publications and Media Placements

His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, and the Florida State University Law ReviewHis book, The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v. Board of Education to Stall Civil Rights was published by the Oxford University Press in 2009.

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Honors and Awards

Walker won the 2010 Law & Society Association Article Prize, the 2009 AALS Criminal Justice Section Junior Scholar Award, and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2011 and 2009.