ACUS Announces Appointment of New Senior Fellow


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ACUS Announces Appointment of New Senior Fellow
Senior Fellows Now Number 30

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2012 – The Administrative Conference of the United States today announced the appointment of a new Senior Fellow, Judge John M. Walker Jr.

Judge Walker is a Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was formerly a Special Counsel for the Conference from 1987-1992.

“I am honored to welcome Judge Walker back to ACUS,” said Paul R. Verkuil, Conference Chairman.  “His distinguished legal background and reputation in the field will be invaluable to the Conference as we work to improve federal administrative processes.”

Before being appointed to the Second Circuit, Judge Walker was a Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School since 2000; an Adjunct Professor at NYU Law School; and a Director and on the faculty of NYU Law School’s Institute of Judicial Administration and Appellate Judges Seminar.  Judge Walker has also been a Director of the U.S. Association of Constitutional Law since 1997.

Senior Fellows, who are appointed by the Chairman with approval by the Conference’s presidentially appointed Council, serve for two-year terms and may be reappointed.

About ACUS

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