Evan Darryl Walton
Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Community Business Clinic
Wake Forest Law, JD 2018
Duke University, Nonprofit Management Certificate 2018
Professor Walton directs Northeastern Law’s Community Business Clinic. In addition to teaching and supervising clinical students, Professor Walton engages in research on business legal issues involving governance, leadership and decision-making in novel and complex industries.
Prior to joining the Northeastern Law faculty in 2022, Professor Walton was a visiting clinical assistant professor in Boston University School of Law’s Startup Law Clinic, supervising BU Law students as they represent MIT and BU students in forming strong legal foundations for establishing and operating early-stage business ventures and protecting intellectual property. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the inaugural Jeff and Cynthia Harris Fellow with the Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he co-taught a clinical seminar class and supervised third-year law students in representing clients from the Columbus community on small business, nonprofit and intellectual property client matters. He also held a fellowship at Wake Forest Law, where he worked with students in the law school’s Community Law and Business Clinic and Veterans Legal Clinic and executed special projects for the dean’s office, including managing logistics for the law school’s Charlotte blockchain CLE event.
Professor Walton received a JD from Wake Forest Law in 2018—as a student, he co-founded the law school’s Transactional Law Competition and was a member of the pro bono honor society. He also holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. Walton is a member of the Communications Committee of the Clinical Legal Education Association, has presented at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education and the Emory Conference on the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills, and been a radio guest on “All Sides with Ann Fisher.” Prior to law school, Walton worked in business operations at for-profit and nonprofit entities and has twice been a small business owner.
Fields of Expertise
- Business Law
- Clinical Legal Education
- Intellectual Property
- Nonprofit Organizations
- “Zooming into the Future of Skills-based Teaching,” 23 Tennessee Journal of Business Law (2022) (co-author).
- “Avoiding Pitfalls: Employer Contractual and Compensation Lessons for Modifying the Employment Relationship,” 8 Wake Forest Law Review Online 27.