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Diane Wood

Diane P. Wood is the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.  She was appointed to the Seventh Circuit in 1995 by President Clinton, and became Chief Judge on October 1, 2013.  She previously served as 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 in 1993 to 1995, and was Associate Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center from 1989 through 1992.  She also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.  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.