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Steven D. Walt

Professor
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
WB372
Sacramento, California 94203
Education
J.D. Yale Law School 1988
Ph.D. University of Chicago 1984
M.A. University of Chicago 1978
B.A. Kalamazoo College 1976
Biography

Steven D. Walt joined the faculty after visiting for one year as a professor of law from the University of San Diego. He teaches contracts, sales/commercial paper, legal philosophy, bankruptcy and secured transactions.

A cum laude graduate of Kalamazoo College, Walt holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He earned his J.D. from Yale in 1988 and was an associate professor at the University of San Diego for three years. He has received several academic awards, including a Whiting National Fellowship in the Humanities. In addition, he has been a visiting research scholar at Nuffield College, the University of Oxford, and an Amoco Foundation Term Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School. He is a member of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.

LAW 7007: Bankruptcy
Credits: 3
This course will explore in detail some of the legal, theoretical, and practical issues raised by a debtor's financial distress. Principal emphasis will be on how the Federal Bankruptcy Code uses or displaces otherwise applicable law as the provider of rules that govern the relationships among debtors, creditors and others.
LAW 7051: International Business Transactions
Credits: 3
This course examines the law - domestic, foreign, and international - governing international business transactions. Areas may include trade and investment treaties, corporate law and securities regulation, commercial sales, employment discrimination, human rights, anti-corruption, intellectual property, dispute resolution and sovereign debt.
LAW 7082: Secured Transactions
Credits: 3
This course covers the essential provisions and structure of Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The law of secured transactions facilitates the taking of security interests by creditors to secure loans they make to debtors. The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the Code sufficient to enable them to structure secured transactions and litigate secured claims successfully.
LAW 7128: Commercial Sales Transactions: Domestic and International
Credits: 3
This course covers the law governing domestic and international sales of goods. It also treats legal and institutional rules applicable to important aspects of the transport of goods and payment.
LAW 8812: Independent Research
Credits: 2
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
LAW 8813: Independent Research
Credits: 3
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 15
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.