Cliff Sloan


Cliff Sloan is a professor at Georgetown Law, where he teaches Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, and Death Penalty Litigation. He has argued seven times in the Supreme Court. He has had a wide- ranging career in government, law firms, and the media. His previous positions include Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &  Flom, and Publisher of Slate Magazine. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and for Judge J. Skelly Wright on the U. S. Court of Appeals in DC. He is the author of The Court at War, a book about the Supreme Court during World War II and The Great Decision: Marshall, Adams, Jefferson, and the Battle for the Supreme Court. He has received numerous honors for his death penalty work, including the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Light of Justice Award from the Texas Defender Service, the Catalyst Award for Legal Advocate of the Year from The Arc, and the Appreciation Award from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.