Section Member Samuel Walker was recently recognized by the Section for his exciting YouTube series featuring regular case updates from the Florida Supreme Court and District Courts of Appeal. The following is a brief interview with Samuel Walker.
Why did you choose to practice appellate law?
I thoroughly enjoy legal analysis.
How long have you been in the Section and what’s your favorite thing or a fun memory about being a member?
I’ve been a member of the section for about 7 years. I enjoyed our DC retreat in 2018.
What is a fun fact that most people probably don’t know about you?
I grew up on St. John, a Caribbean island of just over 4 thousand people.
Please share a favorite quote or source of inspiration:
The Art of Reading
It takes a long time until man has learned to read. And many never learn it right. Like those who stay on the surface and never delve into the depth of the written word. Or those who quickly scan, instead of strolling over the words and through the sentences.
To read right, it takes concentration and sometimes perseverance. Many Sentences take time to settle in the mind. We need the freedom to read forwards and backwards, to return to a word, to linger, to listen to the mind and heart. If one is not ready to descend into the text with the whole person, it might just stay beyond our comprehension.
by Rainer Haak
What is your favorite book and why?
My favorite book tends to be the book I happen to be reading at the moment. The book I’m reading now is: The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are, by Robert Wright. It’s an interesting book on evolutionary psychology.
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