Episode 3

Judge Justin Walker on Judicial Philosophy, Civil Discourse, and Legal Education

Judge Justin Walker serves on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Before his elevation in 2020, he served as a judge on the US District Court for the District of Western Kentucky.

Prior to being appointed to the bench Judge Walker, among other things, served as a speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and taught law at the University of Louisville.

Judge Walker joins Jon and Zack to talk about everything from his experiences as Secretary Rumsfeld's speechwriter and the importance of learning to disagree to the career of Winston Churchill and development economics.

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The Yale Law School Federalist Society Podcast

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Jonathan Feld

Jonathan Feld is the Public Affairs Officer on the Federalist Society's First-Year Board. Before law school, he was the research assistant in the President’s Office of the American Enterprise Institute. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Princeton.

You can find him wasting his time on Twitter at @JonathanFeld.
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Zack Austin

Zack Austin is the President of the Yale Federalist Society. During law school, he worked for the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the Solicitor General of Ohio. Before law school, he worked on the WWI Centennial Commission and at the American Enterprise Institute.