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Diane P. Wood : Additional Activities

Contributing editor, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases (Public Education Division, ABA), 1984-88

  • Author of numerous brief articles summarizing important cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, in areas including antitrust, civil procedure, and land use controls.

Member, Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra (oboe and English horn)


Law reform efforts, particularly in the field of federal courts and procedure, through both the American Bar Association and work with other institutions.

  • Member, Senior Advisory Group, Civil Justice Project, the Brookings Institution (1989-90), which conducted a detailed study of the problems of cost and delay in the federal civil justice system, and recommended legislation that led to the enactment of the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990.

University of Chicago

  • Faculty advisor to student working group for a new sexual harassment policy for the university, which led to the enactment by the full faculty of the first comprehensive policy on this topic
  • advisor to other student groups, including the Law Women's Caucus and the Progressive Law Students' Association.

Board member, Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Health Center, 1983-85 (small community-based health care organization)

Pro bono legal work for the Lawyers' Committee on Civil Rights while in private practice.