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2023-24 Rappaport Fellow


Alexander Walker III is the 2023-2024 Rappaport Fellow at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on language and the law, applying linguistics, social science, and philosophy to legal questions.

His current projects include testing the quality of private transcription services on English dialects, creating practical tools for lawyers that encounter dialects, conducting economic analysis of the language of court proceedings, investigating A.I. algorithmic training and language in the administrative state, and rethinking the notice justification of the void-for-vagueness doctrine. Alex went to Columbia University for undergrad (BA ‘19) and Harvard Law School (JD ’23). In addition to legal research, Alex also conducts research in linguistics as well as advocacy and research at the intersection of law and neuroscience with the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 Alex can be reached at You can also visit his personal website.

Elena Chachko
(Inaugural Rappaport Fellow)
2021-2023Assistant Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley
School of Law