William J. Woodward, Jr.

Senior Fellow

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William Woodward is a Professor of Law Emeritus at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at Santa Clara University School of Law. He left private practice as a trial lawyer to teach contract law, commercial law, remedies, and bankruptcy at Indiana University – Indianapolis in 1980, went from there to Temple University in 1984, and came to Santa Clara in 2012. Over that time, he has worked very closely with business lawyer groups primarily focusing on how to better train lawyers and law students in business law areas. Most recently, some of that work has centered on the use of pro bono representation to train law students and lawyers in business law. His drafting work has included service as the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section representative to the committee to redraft Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code and he has worked on numerous projects as a member of the American Law Institute. He is currently Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section. He has written, taught, and lectured broadly on commercial law, bankruptcy, intellectual property, torts, alternative dispute resolution, and legal education topics.

Education

J.D. Rutgers-Camden School of Law, 1975

B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1968

Areas of Specialization

Business-related contracts, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy courses, Litigation-based torts, Remedies, Private international law courses

Bibliography

Books

Skills and Values: Contracts with Zierdt. LexisNexis (2011) | Link to Library Catalog

Chapters

Restitution Without Context: An Examination of the Losing Contract Problem in the Restatement (Third) of Restitution in Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay: On the Empirical and the Lyrical. Bruacher, Kidwell, and Whitford, editors. Hart Publishing (2013) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Library Catalog

Economic Torts: The Current United States Controversy over the Tort of Interference with Contract in Qinquan Xingweifa Yanju [Treatise on Torts Law]. Democracy and Legal System Press of China (2004)

Collecting Money Judgments: Priorities and Procedure in Debtor Creditor Law. Eisenberg, editor-in-chief. Matthew Bender (1988) (Revised 1993) | Link to Library Catalog

Enforcement of Money Judgments: Objectives and Restrictions in Debtor Creditor Law. Eisenberg, editor-in-chief. Matthew Bender & Co (1987) (Revised 1990) | Link to Library Catalog

Articles

Legal Uncertainty and Aberrant Contracts: The Choice of Law Clause, 89 Chicago-Kent Law Review 197-228 (2014) | Link to Digital Commons

Bankruptcy Reorganizations in China and the United States: Cautions for the Comparativist, 8:2 Sun Yat Sen University Law Review 201 (2010) (Chinese publication)

The Third Way: Mediation of Products Claims in the Piper Aircraft Trust, 17 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 463-478 (2009) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

“Control” in Reorganization Law and Practice in China and the United States: An Essay on the Study of Contrast, 22 Temple International and Comparative Law Journal 141-160 (2008) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Saving the Hague Choice of Court Convention, 29 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 657-723 (2008) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Constraining Opt-Outs: Limiting the Reach of Adhesive Choice of Law and Forum Provisions, 40 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 9-93 (2006) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Finding the Contract in Contracts for Law, Forum, and Arbitration, 2 Hastings Business Law Journal 1-46 (2006) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Contractual Choice of Law Under the Microscope, 9 Chinese Yearbook of Private International Law and Comparative Law 209-220 (2006)

UCITA'S Imperialism, 22 Licensing Journal 1-8 (March 2002) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Neoformalism in a Real World of Forms, 2001 Wisconsin Law Review 971-1005 (2001) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Contractual Choice of Law: Legislative Choice in an Era of Party Autonomy, 54 SMU Law Review 697-783 (2001) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Private Legislation in the United States: How the Uniform Commercial Code Becomes Law, 72 Temple Law Review 451-466 (1999) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Evaluating Bankruptcy Mediation, 1999 Missouri Journal of Dispute Resolution 1-28 (1999) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Clearing the Underbrush for Real-Life Contracting, 24 Law and Social Inquiry 99-141 (1999) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

The Realist and Secured Credit: Grant Gilmore, Common Law Courts, and the Article 9 Reform Process, 82 Cornell Law Review 1511-1531 (1997) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

The Carve-Out Proposal and Its Critics: A Response, 30 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 32-43 (1997)

"Sale" of Law and Forum and the Widening Gulf Between "Consumer" and "Nonconsumer" Contracts in the UCC, 75 Washington University Law Quarterly 243-287 (1997) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Contracts for Grown-Ups, 47 Journal of Legal Education 139-146 (1997) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Empiricists and the Collapse of the Theory-Practice Dichotomy in the Large Classroom: A Review of LoPucki and Warren’s Secured Credit: A Systems Approach, 74 Washington University Law Quarterly 419-442 (1996) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Contractarians, Community, and the Tort of Interference with Contract, 80 Minnesota Law Review 1103-1182 (1996) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Legislative Process and Commercial Law: Lessons from the Copyright Act of 1976 and the Uniform Commercial Code, with Weinberg, 48 Business Lawyer 437-482 (1993) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Update on UCC - Other Law Conflicts, with Harrell and Miller, 45 Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report 335-347 (1991)

Easing Transfer and Security Interest Transactions in Intellectual Property: An Agenda for Reform, with Weinberg, 79 Kentucky Law Journal 61-137 (1991) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Easing Transfer and Security Interest Transactions in Intellectual Property: An Agenda for Reform, with Weinberg, 79 Kentucky Law Journal 61-137 (1990)

One State's Answer to the UCC Article 9 Trade Name Issue and A Glimpse at the Non-Uniform Amendment Process, with Harrell, 95 Commercial Law Journal 338-344 (1990) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Uniformity and Efficiency in the Uniform Commercial Code: A Partial Research Agenda, with Knippenberg, 45 Business Lawyer 2519-2531 (1990) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

New Judgment Liens on Personal Property: Does Efficient Mean Better, 27 Harvard Journal on Legislation 1-49 (1990) (Awarded the first Temple's Friel-Scanlon Award for Legal Research) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Scope of the Uniform Commercial Code: Advances in Technology and Survey of Computer Contracting Cases, with Boss and Weinberg, 44 Business Lawyer 1671-1698 (1989) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Scope of the Uniform Commercial Code; Survey of Computer Contracting Cases, with Boss, 43 Business Lawyer 1513-1554 (1988) (Reprinted at 10 Computer Law Reporter 50-91 (September 1989)) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

"Passing-On” the Right to Restitution, 39 University of Miami Law Review 873-931 (1985) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Exemptions as an Incentive to Voluntary Bankruptcy: An Empirical Study, with Woodward, 57 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 53-74 (1983) (Reprinted at 88 Commercial Law Journal 309-319 (1983)) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Exemptions, Opting Out, and Bankruptcy Reform, 43 Ohio State Law Journal 335-376 (1982) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Commercial Law - Negotiable Instruments - Uniform Commercial Code Section 3-419(3), (Comment), 5 Rutgers-Camden Law Journal 319-335 (1974) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

Book Reviews

The Academic Marketplace, 105 Teachers College Record 73-77 (2003) | Link to Library Catalog

Other Articles

Legacy: Professor Lawrence P. Wilkins, 43 Indiana Law Review 281-284 (2010) | Link to Full Text

Fighting the Foreclosure Crisis in Philadelphia, 18 Business Law Today 31 (March-April 2009)

Role of a Child Advocate in the Selection of Donors for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation, with Serota, August, O'Shea, and Koch, 98 Journal of Pediatrics 847-850 (1981)

Currently Teaching:

Fall 2014

Contracts

Tues & Thurs