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Seventh Circuit Judge Diane Wood addresses ‘Re-imagining Erie for the 21st Century,’ March 5, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.

February 22, 2012

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Judge Diane P. Wood, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Photo/Univ. of Chicago, June 2008) 
Judge Diane Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will deliver the 2012 McGlinchey Lecture at Tulane Law School on Monday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. Judge Wood will address “Re-imagining Erie for the 21st Century.” The lecture will take place in room 110 of John Giffen Weinmann Hall (6329 Freret Street) with a reception to follow in the Berkett Multipurpose Room.

“We seem to be having a banner year as far as outside speakers,” said former Tulane Law School Interim Dean Stephen M. Griffin, Rutledge C. Clement Jr. Professor in Constitutional Law. “Judge Wood is one of the nation’s most distinguished jurists.”

Judge Wood joins renowned guests such as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, ABA President Bill Robinson, and USC-Gould School of Law Prof. Rebecca Brown, all of whom spoke at the law school earlier this year.

About Judge Wood
Diane P. Wood is a Circuit Judge on 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. Judge Wood is married to Dr. Robert L. Sufit. She has three children and three step-children. She enjoys playing the oboe and English horn in several Chicago-area amateur orchestras.

The McGlinchey Lecture was established in 1996 by the law firm of McGlinchey Stafford, to honor its founder, the late Dermot S. McGlinchey, a distinguished Tulane Law School graduate (L'57). Mr. McGlinchey was a dedicated supporter of the Law School, and his many charitable contributions included service as the chairman of the school's building fund. He devoted much of his life to promoting equal access to the courts, and he revitalized the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Because he was an expert in insurance law and civil litigation, the McGlinchey Lecture is broadly dedicated to the fields of litigation practice, judicial adjudication, and justice under law.

Learn more  about the Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation.

This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to Nicole Depietro via email or by calling (504) 865-5909.  

Biographical Source: Chambers of Judge Diane P. Wood. 21 October 2011.


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