Christopher Soper is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing. He coordinates and supervises the legal writing and moot court programs. He teaches legal writing and bankruptcy law and writes in the area of bankruptcy law.
Professor Soper earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University, where he spent an academic year studying in the Tufts-in-Paris program. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Cornell Law School. While in law school, he was a note editor for the Cornell Law Review. He studied at the Cornell Paris Summer Institute at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law. He worked as a summer associate for Cleary Gottlieb in New York and as a research assistant for Professor Robert S. Summers.
After law school, Professor Soper clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and for the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau. He also worked as an attorney for the United States Sentencing Commission. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty, he worked at Dentons US LLP, where he maintains a role as counsel in the bankruptcy group.