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About Zachary Clopton

Professional Biography

Zachary D. Clopton is an Assistant Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. Formerly, he served as a Public Law Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. His research focuses on civil procedure with an emphasis on complex litigation and conflict of laws. His teaching interests include civil procedure, federal courts, conflict of laws, international business transactions and litigation, and national security law.

Clopton clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago and he worked in the national security group at Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C. His teaching responsibilities at the University of Chicago included Government Litigation and International
Litigation in U.S. Courts. He also taught National Security Law at DePaul University College of Law.

Clopton earned a BA from Yale University, an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University, where he was a Gates Foundation Scholar, and a JD from Harvard Law School.


Present Assistant Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Curriculum Vitae


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BA, Yale University
M. Phil., Cambridge University, ‐ Clare College

Contact Information

Cornell Law School
110 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 254-6259
Fax: (607) 255-7193