Professor Walker named Alumnus of the Year by alma mater
Brandeis School of Law Professor Justin Walker was named Sacred Heart Model School Alumnus of the Year for his achievements and service to the Louisville community. Sacred Heart Model School held its alumni awards ceremony on Sept. 20.
Walker is the executive director of the youth-based organization Global Game Changers Children's Education Initiative (GGC). This organization works with schools to "provide students with a foundation for achievement in the classroom through... curriculum based around compassion, giving back and finding each child's unique superpower to make the world a better place."
As a graduate of Duke University (B.A. Political Science), he studied in Oxford before going on to receive his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Walker clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Kennedy and on the D.C. Circuit for Judge Kavanaugh. He was also named Forbes' 30 Under 30 Law & Policy List in 2011, and has been a speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense, a nationally recognized writer and an editor of several books (fiction and non-fiction).
His nominator said, "His impressive education and work background, combined with the youth development work he is conducting in the city of Louisville, makes Justin an exemplary nominee for the Alumnus of the Year award. In everything he does, Justin is a learner to leader who embodies the Core Values of Community, Reverence, Service and Leadership."