Christopher 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. 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.
Professor Soper clerked for the Judge James B. Loken of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and then for the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau. He worked as an attorney for the United States Sentencing Commission and as a bankruptcy attorney at Dentons US (where he maintains a role as counsel). Prior to joining Mitchell Hamline, he was the legal writing director at the University of Minnesota Law School and a clinical professor of law.
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