William Woodyard

Senior Lecturer of Legal Studies
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 currently serves as Chairman of the Faculty and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee at the Florida State University College of Business. He teaches Business Law and Real Estate. Prior to joining the FSU faculty in 1998, Bill has served as general counsel to the Florida Department of Business Regulation and served.He is a past recipient of the Ross Oglesby Award, which recognizes an FSU faculty or staff member who has for ten or more years exemplified the highest order of integrity, service, and commitment to students and to the university. He serves as the faculty adviser to a number of FSU organizations including Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity and Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest academic business honorary.

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"

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
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.