Life Member

The Hon. Diane P. Wood

Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Law School
University of Texas
University of Texas School of Law, JD,BA

Diane P. Wood is the Director of The American Law Institute and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where she teaches in the areas of federal civil procedure, antitrust law, and international trade and business. Previously she served on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, serving as Chief Judge from 2013 to 2020.

Prior to her appointment, she was the Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of International Legal Studies at the University of Chicago Law School, the first woman to hold a named chair at the school. She also served for two years as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, with responsibility for the Division's international, appellate, and legal policy matters.

Wood was elected to the ALI in 1990 and was elected to the Council in 2003. In 2023, she became Director of ALI. After law school, she clerked for Judge Irving L. Goldberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court.

EDUCATION: University of Texas at Austin, B.A.; University of Texas at Austin Law School, J.D.

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Areas of Expertise
International Law
Antitrust Law
American Indian Law