Evan Wallach is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He studied Journalism at the University of Arizona and law at Berkeley, California, before graduating from Cambridge in 1981. One of the first generation of students as Hughes Hall metamorphosed into a graduate society, he has remained a loyal and proud member of the College. Combat service in Vietnam in 1970, where he was decorated, led to an interest in the law of war, and Pentagon service with the Judge Advocate General Corps in the First Gulf War. President Clinton named him to the United States Court of International Trade in 1995, and President Obama nominated him to the Federal Circuit in 2011. Although an outspoken critic of waterboarding and military commissions, Evan Wallach was confirmed by the Senate in a remarkable 99-0 vote.
Judge Evan Wallach was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of Hughes Hall in 2008.