Professor Walter is the former director of the Law School’s highly acclaimed Legal Writing Program. Her book, Writing and Analysis in the Law, is a widely used first-year legal writing text. She is also the co-author of the first edition of the Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs. A leader in her field, Professor Walter was the recipient of the 2005 Association of American Law School Legal Writing Award in recognition of her “pioneering leadership, extraordinary vision, and outstanding service.” She has been Chair of the Legal Writing section of the AALS, a member of the Board of the Legal Writing Institute, a members of the ABA’s Committee on Communication Skills, and an Editorial Committee member of the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Professor Walter has been a speaker on numerous panels at legal writing conferences. Most recently, she was invited to be a panelist at the 25th anniversary conference of the Legal Writing Institute.
Before she joined the faculty in 1980, she was a legal writing instructor at New York University Law School and a staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project.
In spring 2008, she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Delhi Law School.