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

Lillie Myers Professor of Law; Professor of History (by courtesy)

Courses Taught

Constitutional Law I (structure), Constitutional Law II (rights); Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, American Legal History Survey


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

Walker's 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 Review

His book The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v. Board of Education to Stall Civil Rights was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. His book The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America was published by Yale University Press in 2018.

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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 for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2011 and 2009.