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Diane P. Wood : Education and Experience


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

  • Order of the Coif

The University of Texas at Austin
BA in english with highest and special honors, 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

  • Chief Judge, October 2013–present
  • Circuit Judge, July 1995–2013

The University of Chicago Law School

  • Senior Lecturer in Law, 1995–present
  • Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of International Legal Studies (on leave from August 1993–July 1995, while serving at the U.S. Department of Justice), 1990–1995
  • Associate Dean, 1989 –1992
  • Professor of Law, 1988–1990
  • Assistant Professor of Law, 1981–1988

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

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

  • 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

  • Represented 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
  • Developed a U.S. position on an international treaty prohibiting bribery and illicit payments
  • Developed 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 New Orleans, LA
Law clerk, 1975-1976