Xiao Wang

Director, Appellate Advocacy Center, Bluhm Legal Clinic
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law


Xiao Wang is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Director of the school’s Appellate Advocacy Center.  Prior to joining Northwestern, Xiao served as lead counsel in a number of appellate matters, primarily in the areas of criminal sentencing, qualified immunity, and immigration.  As part of his immigration work, Xiao represented Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit.  His principal research areas are federal courts and constitutional law.   

Areas of Expertise

  • Federal Courts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Appellate Advocacy


  • JD, Yale Law School
  • MPP, University of Virginia
  • BA, University of Virginia

Prior Appointments

  • Associate, 2018-2021, Wilkinson Stekloff LLP
  • Associate, 2016-2018, Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Law Clerk, 2015-2016, Judge Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Law Clerk, 2014-2015, Judge Karen N. Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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