Christian Bale

DPhil Law (Part-time)

Other affiliations

Oriel College


Christian Bale is a DPhil candidate at Oriel College, where he received the Keith Hawkins Scholarship in Legal History. He researches constitutional law and legal history under the supervision of Dr. Paul Yowell.  

In addition to his doctoral research, Christian works as an attorney at MoloLamken LLP in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Before joining MoloLamken, he clerked for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Honorable Colm F. Connolly, United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He previously served as County Director for Japan in the United States Department of Defense, as a Presidential Management Fellow in the White House Office of Management and Budget, and as a research assistant for the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Christian was named a 2023 Temple Bar Scholar by the American Inns of Court. As a Temple Bar Scholar, he shadowed Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and completed mini-pupillages at Brick Court Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers. 

Christian holds a Juris Doctor from Duke University, where he received a full-tuition Mordecai Scholarship and served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.