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Roger Ford : Curriculum Vitae



The University of Chicago Law School
Doctor of Law, with honors, 2005

  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • MVP² Fellow in law and technology, the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, 2003–2004 and 2004–2005
  • Bell, Boyd & Lloyd Writing Prize

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 2002

  • Todd Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Student Member, the Faculty Committee on Curricula
  • Chair, the MIT Lecture Series Committee
  • Concentration in Political Science


The University of Chicago Law School
Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law, 2012–2014

  • Courses: Legal Research and Writing; Privacy

New York University School of Law, Information Law Institute
Microsoft Research Fellow, 2011–2012

George Mason University School of Law
Adjunct Professor, 2011

  • Course: Federal Courts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Experimental Study Group
Instructor, 2000–2002

  • Courses: Introductory Chemistry; Advanced Introductory Chemistry; Organic Chemistry I


Covington & Burling LLP
Associate, 2005–2006 and 2007–2011
Summer Associate, 2004

  • Practiced patent and trademark litigatgion and privacy law
  • Drafted briefs in more than a dozen appeals
  • Successfully argued two appeals in the D.C. Circuit 

Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Judicial Law Clerk, 2006–2007

Judge Richard A. Posner and Professor William M. Landes
The University of Chicago Law School

Research Assistant, 2003