Tammi Walker

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and Ribstein Fellow


Tammi Walker joined the College of Law in the fall of 2016 as an Illinois Distinguished postdoctoral research associate and Ribstein Fellow. Professor Walker teaches Juvenile Law and Civil Procedure. She is an experienced litigator and a trained research psychologist with an interest in generating evidence-based solutions for real-world legal problems.

Professor Walker’s current scholarship seeks to provide empirical support for evidence based decision making by universities as they attempt to balance victims’ rights with the rights of the accused in sexual misconduct cases. She has also conducted research exploring adolescent intimate partner abuse, trajectories and outcomes associated with the legal regulation of adolescent sexual behavior, and disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system.

Professor Walker received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a JD from Columbia Law School. Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Walker clerked for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.


PhD University of Virginia
JD Columbia Law School
MSc The London School of Economics
BBA Texas A&M

Areas of Expertise

Psychology and Law
Juvenile Justice
Civil Procedure
Criminal Law

Selected Publications

Warner, T. C., Walker, T. D., & Reppucci, N. D. (2014). A Report from the Charlottesville Task Force on Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System. Charlottesville, VA.

Tolan, P. H., Walker, T. D., & Reppucci, N. D. (2012). Applying Developmental Criminology to Law: Reconsidering Juvenile Sex Offenses. Justice Research and Policy, 14(1), 117–146.