William Whitford

Professor of Law Emeritus

Whitford, William

Contact

bill.whitford@wisc.edu
608-262-2443
Room 8101, Law School

Curriculum Vitae

Education

LL.B., Yale Law School

Biography

Professor William Whitford joined the University of Wisconsin Law School faculty in 1965 and has taught a wide range of business law subjects since then.  Lately he has taught chiefly in the Contracts area.  His research interests have included Contracts, Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection and Taxation. 

Professor Whitford has also taught several years in East Africa and maintains an active interest in that area of the world.

He has been actively engaged with the Law School's Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEO) over many years and describes it as one of his passions.

Professor Whitford's leisure-time activities include cooking, biking and backpacking.

Publications

SSRN

Law Repository

Activities & Scholarship

  • Bill Whitford presented “Partisan Gerrymandering: Its Methods, Consequences and Future” in Madison on October 27, 2019. His talk was part of “Eloquence and Eminence: Emeritus Faculty Lectures,” an award-winning series sponsored by the Division of Continuing Studies, the Institute on Aging and the UW Anonymous Committee.

  • Bill Whitford presented "Political Gerrymandering: Wisconsin is Ground Zero" at the 2017 Come Together Conference, "Empowering Lawyers and Activists with Tools for Change," held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

  • Papers from a festschrift honoring Bill Whitford's scholarship have been assembled and published in the October 2015 issue of Temple Law Review. The volume includes 14 articles and a tribute from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, originally presented at the symposium, "The (Un)Quiet Realist: Building and Reflecting on the Contributions of Bill Whitford," hosted by Temple University in October 2014.

  • Thursday, Aug 27, 2009Whitford and Macaulay post co-authored paper on SSRN

  • William Whitford is co-editor of the new book Consumer Credit, Debt and Bankruptcy: Comparative and International Perspectives, released by Hart Publishing and co-edited by Johanna Niemi and Iain Ramsay. Essays in the collection address topics including mortgages, credit binges, the regulation of consumer lending, insolvency, repayment plans, and debt counseling.  

Teaching Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Contracts
  • Tax
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