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Hon. Betty Roberts Women in the Law speaker: Judge Diane Wood

Date: 5:30pm PST February 21, 2013 Location: Legal Research Center

  • Judge Diane Wood
    Judge Diane Wood

Legal Research Center

The Law School will welcome Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.  Judge Wood attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her B.A. in 1971 (highest honors), and her J.D. in 1975 (Order of the Coif).

After graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge Irving L. Goldberg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1975-76), and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court (1976-77). She then spent a brief period at the Office of the Legal Adviser in the U.S. Department of State. In 1980, she began her career as a legal academic at Georgetown University Law Center. She moved to the University of Chicago Law School in 1981, serving as a full-time professor until 1995 and as Associate Dean from 1989 through 1992. In 1990, she was named to the Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professorship in International Legal Studies, becoming the first woman to hold a named chair at the school.

From 1993 until she was appointed to the Seventh Circuit in 1995, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Wood is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and is on the Council of the American Law Institute.

Event Details

“The Evolving Law of Sovereign Immunity”

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 5:30PM

Where: Legal Research Center, Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

Cost: Free and open to the public

CLE Credit:  1 OSB CLE Credit will be sought.

Contact: For more information, please contact Anh Le at (503) 768-6912.

 The Hon. Betty Roberts Women in the Law Program is made possible through a generous endowment by Williams Love O’Leary & Powers, P.C.

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