William J. Woodward, Jr.

Senior Fellow

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.


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