William J. Woodward, Jr. is a Professor of Law Emeritus at Temple University. He left practice as a trial lawyer to teach contracts, commercial law, and remedies at Indiana University – Indianapolis in 1980, went from there to Temple University in 1984, and left Temple to teach at Santa Clara University from 2012 - 2016. 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. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the American Law Institute. He has written, taught, and lectured broadly on contract and commercial law, bankruptcy, intellectual property, torts, alternative dispute resolution, and legal education topics. He lives in Oakland California.