• J.D., Harvard Law School, 2002
  • B.A., with honors, Harvard College, 1998

License to Practice

  • Texas
  • Massachusetts

Specialties and Courses

  • Bitcoin
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Governance of Blockchain Technology
  • Law of money
  • Contracts
  • Contract drafting
  • Corporate planning
  • Jurisprudence


Angela Walch is a Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London.

Her research focuses on money and the law, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies, and financial stability. Walch’s work on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies is internationally recognized and widely cited across multiple disciplines (including law, economics, finance, computer science, governance, archival science, and others).

Walch taught one of the first law school classes in the world on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies, and the law, and began covering Bitcoin in her Law of Money seminar in the spring of 2013. Her writings are used in classes at top universities internationally, and she speaks at events around the world.

Walch has presented her research at Harvard Law School, Stanford University, the Federal Reserve, and the London School of Economics, among others. Her work has appeared the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, the Review of Banking & Financial Law, and American Banker, and has been cited in reports by the Financial Stability Board, the OECD, and the European Commission. Walch has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, TIME Magazine, Wired, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and The Guardian, along with other media outlets.

Before entering academia, Walch practiced transactional law at the firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston and in the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University. She also practiced in London, where she worked in-house for Sainsbury’s and served as general counsel for Brand Events.



Other Scholarly Projects

  • Blockchain Applications to International Affairs: Reasons for Skepticism, 19 Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 27 (2018) (transcribed interview).
  • Michel Rauchs et. al, Distributed Ledger Technology Systems: A Conceptual Framework, Report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, August 2018 (contributor).


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