William Woodyard

Senior Lecturer of Legal Studies and Real Estate
William Woodyard
523 RBA
Academic Specialty
Legal Studies and Real Estate

J.D., West Virginia University
B.A. Political Science and History, Marshall University

Areas of Expertise

Employment and International Law

William “Bill” Woodyard is a senior lecturer in the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies at Florida State University’s College of Business. He teaches business law and real estate at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also has taught business law and real estate in FSU’s International Programs in London, England; Florence, Italy; and Valencia, Spain. 

Woodyard serves as chair of the college’s Faculty and Strategic Planning committees. He also serves as a faculty adviser to a number of FSU student organizations, including Beta Gamma Sigma. He is the recipient of the FSU Ross Oglesby Award, which recognizes an FSU faculty or staff member who has exemplified the high order of integrity, service and commitment to students and the university. 

Prior to joining the FSU faculty in 1998, Woodyard served as general counsel to the Florida Department of Business Regulation. 

Woodyard received his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Marshall University and his law degree from West Virginia University.

Selected Published Research

"Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut - A Proposed Solution;" "Is Greed Good, The Catholic Perspective on Usury;" and, "Catholic Social Teaching, the Right to Immigrate, and the Right to Regulate Borders: A Proposed Solution for Immigration Reform"

Interesting Facts

Bill and his late wife, Jane, have two children together; a son who is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a daughter who is the Contracts Attorney for SpaceX.

Honors and Awards
  • Ross Oglesby Award for Integrity and Service to Students
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award Recipient
  • US Army Commendation Medal
  • Outstanding Graduate U.S. Military