Jeffrey K. Walker
Jeffrey K. Walker joins St. John’s as Assistant Dean for Transnational Programs and Adjunct Professor of Law. Prior to coming to St. John’s, he served for eight years as founding and managing partner of BlueLaw International LLP, an international law and development firm. His international development practice spanned civil society, human rights, rule of law, security sector reform, and anticorruption projects in over 35 countries, including serving for one year in Baghdad as chief of party for the largest rule of law project ever funded by the U.S. Government.
Professor Walker is also a retired Air Force officer, navigator, and judge advocate who worked most of his career in the areas of criminal law and public international law. His practice included air and space law, foreign criminal and civil litigation, international agreements, law of war, peacekeeping operations, cyber law, and anti-terrorism. During his military career, he flew over 1,200 hours as a navigator/bombardier on B-52 bombers, served as legal advisor to NATO’s air operations center for the Balkans, deployed to Bosnia after the Dayton Accords in 1995, practiced as a US Government lawyer in Italy, and served as chief prosecutor and a Special Assistant US Attorney for the federal district of Wyoming.
Professor Walker has served on the Executive Council and Executive Board of the American Society of International Law and on the editorial board of International Legal Materials. He has published extensively on international, comparative, and legal historical topics and has taught European legal history and international criminal law at Georgetown and law and ethics of war at William & Mary. He has been married to Kathy Ann Keppler for 29 years; they have three children.