Urs Cipolat "received an LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Yale Law School and a J.D. (lic.iur.) from Fribourg University in Switzerland. He received his J.S.D. degree (Juridical Science Doctorate) from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) in May of 2000, finishing a dissertation that analyzed the U.S. and international military export control regimes. He has been teaching at UC Berkeley's College of Letters and Sciences, Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) since August of 2000. From 1994 to 1995, Cipolat was a visiting researcher at the Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs, Princeton University. Between 1995 and 1996, he was a member of the Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School. In 1996, Cipolat wrote an amicus brief for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. In 2001, he served as consultant to the World Without War Council. From 2002 to 2004, he served as a senior consultant to the Global Security Institute and assisted former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in the proceedings of the World Summit of Peace Nobel Laureates.
"Since 2004, Cipolat has been consulting with Tri-Valley CAREs, the local watchdog group of the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory. He also advises the CS Fund on matters concerning globalization, ethics and democracy. He has given numerous public lectures and is a member of the American Society for International Law, the Arms Control Association, the Association for the Prevention of Torture, the United Nations Association of the United States of America, and the World Federalist Movement." 
- Director, Democratic World Federalists