Power Play

RAW DATA: Potential Supreme Court Nominee Diane Wood

The following is a bio of potential Supreme Court nominee Federal appellate Judge Diane Wood:

  • Diane P. Wood was appointed to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by President William J. Clinton on June 30, 1995.
  • Judge Wood was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on July 4,1950.
  • She lived in Westfield, New Jersey, until the age of 16, when she moved to Houston, Texas.
  • Diane P. Wood received her BA in 1971 and her JD in 1975 from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • After graduation, she clerked for Judge Irving L. Goldberg of the Fifth Circuit and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • She worked briefly for the U.S. State Department on international investment, antitrust, and transfer of technology issues
  • In 1980-81, she was an assistant professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. In 1981, she joined the faculty of the law school.
  • She spent 1985-86 on leave as a visiting professor at Cornell Law School, and she was on leave during the fall quarter 1986, while she worked on the project to revise the Department of Justice Antitrust Guide for International Operations. She served as associate dean from 1989 through 1992
  • From 1993 until 1995, she was deputy assistant general in the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice with responsibility for the division's international, appellate, and legal policy matters.
  • Judge Wood's research interests include antitrust (both international and general), federal civil procedure, and international trade and business. She has taught in all three fields.
  • Judge Wood has also worked on law reform projects in the United States, particularly through the American Bar Association and the Brookings Institution Project on Civil Justice Reform.
  • Judge Wood sits on the Council of the American Law Institute and is a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law

SOURCE: American Bar Association, University of Chicago