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Diane P. Wood : Curriculum Vitae


The University of Texas Law School
JD with high honors, 1975

  • Order of the Coif

The University of Texas at Austin
BA with highest honors, special honors in English, 1971

  • Course of study: Plan II (honors liberal arts)
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as junior 


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Circuit Judge, July 24, 1995 to present (commission date June 30, 1995)

The University of Chicago Law School
Senior Lecturer in Law, July 24, 1995 to present
Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of International Legal Studies, 1992-1995 (on leave August 1993 to July 1995)
Associate Dean and Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of International Legal Studies, 1990-1992
Associate Dean and Professor of Law, 1989-1990
Professor of Law, 1988-1989
Assistant Professor of Law, 1981-1988

New York University program (sponsored by the Ford Foundation)
Distinguished Lecturer, June 1997

Lectures to Chinese judges in Shanghai and Wuhan, and at Peking University, Beijing,
on the subject of appellate courts and appellate review

U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International, Appellate, and Legal Policy Matters, August 1993 to July 1995

  • Consultant on the revision of the 1977 Antitrust Guide for International Operations, 1986-1987

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Committee on Competition Law and Policy, Working Party No. 3 on International Cooperation
Consultant, 1992-1993

  • Report published as Merger Cases in the Real World: A Study of Merger Control Procedures (OECD 1994) (with Professor Richard P. Whish).

University of San Diego Institute of International and Comparative Law
Visiting Professor of Law

  • Paris, Summer 1990 (international business transactions)
  • London, Summer 1991 (law of the European Economic Community)
  • Paris, Summer 1997 (international business transactions)

Cornell Law School
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, 1985-1986

Georgetown University Law Center
Assistant Professor of Law, 1980-1981

Covington and Burling, Washington, D.C.
Associate, 1978-1980

  • Principal work: trial and appellate antitrust litigation, antitrust counseling, general litigation, and international law

Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Attorney-adviser, 1977-1978

  • Principal work: representation of the United States in the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development working group on international negotiations for a Code of Conduct on Transfer of Technology; development of a U.S. position on an international treaty prohibiting bribery and illicit payments; development of a model draft bilateral investment treaty.

Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Law clerk, 1976-1977

Hon. Irving L. Goldberg, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Law clerk, 1975-1976


Admitted to the Bars of Texas (1975, resigned 1996), the District of Columbia (1978), and Illinois (1993)

Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Member, American Law Institute

Associate Member, International Academy of Comparative Law