Cliff Sloan

Retired Partner, Litigation, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates and Professor, Georgetown Law

Cliff Sloan is currently a Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center. Sloan has litigated cases at all levels of federal and state courts, including seven U.S. Supreme Court arguments. In 2015, Sloan was appointed to the ACS board of directors and served as board chair from 2015 to 2017.

Sloan has served in high-ranking positions in all three branches of the federal government, including as Associate Counsel to the President, Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure and Assistant to the Solicitor General. He also has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Procedures.

Sloan has held major media jobs, including publisher of Slate magazine and general counsel of Washington Post Newsweek Interactive. He is author of "The Court at War: FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made" and co-author of “The Great Decision, Marbury v. Madison.”

Sloan also currently serves on the boards of the Southern Center for Human Rights and the National Security Archive.

Sloan’s appellate work has been recognized by The National Law Journal, and he has received the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Light of Justice Award from the Texas Defender Service, and the Catalyst Award for Legal Advocate of the Year from The Arc.

Sloan received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.


Book Talk with Cliff Sloan

November 2, 2023


Book Review with Cliff Sloan

October 5, 2023


Breakfast Discussion with Cliff Sloan

January 22, 2020



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