Steven D. Walt joined the faculty after visiting for one year as a professor of law from the University of San Diego. He teaches contracts, sales/commercial paper, legal philosophy, bankruptcy and secured transactions.
A cum laude graduate of Kalamazoo College, Walt holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He earned his J.D. from Yale in 1988 and was an associate professor at the University of San Diego for three years. He has received several academic awards, including a Whiting National Fellowship in the Humanities. In addition, he has been a visiting research scholar at Nuffield College, the University of Oxford, and an Amoco Foundation Term Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School. He is a member of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.
Scholarship Profile: Jurisprudence at the Level of Legal Rules (Virginia Journal 2012)