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Zachary D. Clopton

Zachary D. Clopton is a Public Law Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. His research focuses on civil procedure, jurisdiction, and choice of law, with an emphasis on transnational litigation in U.S. courts. His teaching interests include civil procedure, federal courts, conflict of laws, international litigation and procedure, and national security law.

Mr. Clopton earned a BA from Yale University, an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University, where he was a Gates Foundation Scholar, and a JD from Harvard Law School.  Mr. Clopton clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago and he worked in the national security group at Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C. He has taught courses on international litigation in U.S. courts at the University of Chicago Law School and national security law at DePaul University College of Law.