Walter Walsh

  • Associate Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 616-7101
Email: wawa@u.washington.edu

Walter Walsh

Education

B.C.L. 1979, University College Dublin LL.M. 1989, Yale University S.J.D. 1997, Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law — Religion and the Law

Recent Courses

LAW A 575 Human Rights History Seminar: Rights, Revolutions, Republics, 1750-1850
LAW A 595 Jurisprudence
LAW B 558 Doctoral Thesis Seminar
LAW B 596 International Protection Of Human Rights
LAW E 520 European Union Constitution

Selected Publications

  • Walter J. Walsh, William Sampson, A Republican Constitution, and the Conundrum of Orangeism on American Soil, 1824-1831, 5-7 Radharc -- J.Irish & Irish-Am. Stud. 1-32 (2004-2006)
  • Walter J. Walsh, The Elusivity of Rights, in Abuse: The Dark Side of Fundamental Rights 271-94 (András Sajó ed., Eleven International Publishing 2006).
  • Walter J. Walsh, The Priest-Penitent Privilege -- An Hibernocentric Essay in Postcolonial Jurisprudence, 80 Indiana L.J. 1037-89 (2005).

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Professor Walsh was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and joined the UW law school faculty in 1998, after serving as a visiting professor from 1996-98. His prior appointments include serving as a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law; Visiting Professor at Central European University, Budapest; Associate Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law; and Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at University of Chicago Law School. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of legal history, constitutional law, European Union law, and law and religion. Professor Walsh has been admitted to practice in Ireland, California, New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts. He served as judicial clerk to Judge Julia Cooper Mack, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1985-87, and practiced law in New York City with Debevoise & Plimpton. Professor Walsh serves on the UW Center for West European Studies steering committee and teaches at the UW Rome Center in Italy.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

  • Walter J. Walsh, William Sampson, A Republican Constitution, and the Conundrum of Orangeism on American Soil, 1824-1831, 5-7 Radharc -- J.Irish & Irish-Am. Stud. 1-32 (2004-2006)
  • Walter J. Walsh, The Priest-Penitent Privilege -- An Hibernocentric Essay in Postcolonial Jurisprudence, 80 Indiana L.J. 1037-89 (2005).
  • Walter J. Walsh, The First Free Exercise Case, 73 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1-100 (2004).
  • Walter J. Walsh, The Fearful Symmetry of Gay Rights, Religious Freedom, and Racial Equality, 40 Howard L.J. 513 (1997).
  • Walter J. Walsh, Redefining Radicalism: A Historical Perspective, 59 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 636 (1991).

Book Chapters

  • Walter J. Walsh, The Elusivity of Rights, in Abuse: The Dark Side of Fundamental Rights 271-94 (András Sajó ed., Eleven International Publishing 2006).
  • Walter J. Walsh, Religion, Ethnicity and History -- Clues to the Cultural Construction of Law, in The New York Irish (T. Meagher & R. Bayor eds., Johns Hopkins University Press 1996 & 2d ed. 1997).
  • Walter J. Walsh, Poor People and the Law, in One Million Poor? The Challenge of Irish Inequality (S. Kennedy ed., Turoe Press 1981).

Book Reviews

  • Walter J. Walsh, Report of the Criminal Legal Aid Review Committee, 2 Crim. L.J. 18 (1982).
  • Keynote, Religious Freedom in America, 1813 to 2013 -- Bicentennial Reflections on People v. Philip and Court’s in Session: America’s First Test of Religious Freedom, Glucksman Ireland House, New York University (April 12, 2013)

  • Chair, Public Interest Law Seminar, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) (June 20, 2008)

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