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Faculty Profile

William E. Boyd

Chester Smith Professor Emeritus of Law


E-mail:  William E. Boyd
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Courses Taught:
The Internet & the Democratic Process (Substantial Paper) - Law 696n
Cyber Law - Law 682
Secured Transactions - Law 633c
The Internet & the Democratic Process (Seminar Only) - Law 629


Stanford University, Law and Computer Fellow (1971) 
Harvard University, LL.M. (1967) 
Wayne State University, J.D. (1966) Editor-in-Chief, Wayne Law Review
University of Michigan, A.B. (1963) 

Admitted to Practice

Federal District Court of Arizona
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Work Experience

Senior Lecturer in Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1998 - present
Consultant, National Law Center for Inter-American Trade (Computerizing credit financing in connection with NAFTA), 1992 - present
Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law, 1972 - 1998
Consultant, Electronic Courts Project, Federal Judicial Conference, 1998
Special Advisor to the Vice Provost for Information Technology, University of Arizona (one-half time Law College and one-half time Center for Computing and Information Technology (CCIT)), 1994 - 1995
Consultant, St. Petersburg University Law School, St. Petersburg, Russia (Rule of Law Consortium/ARD-Checci, Washington, D.C.), 1994
Director of Computer Development, University of Arizona (one-half time academic and one-half-time administrative), 1988 - 1994
Consultant, Indian Management Association Self-Determination Communications Network, 1991
Consultant, Louisiana State Board of Regents Law and Technology Center Project, 1987 - 1988
Visiting Professor, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, Summer 1987
Consultant, Arid Land Studies -- Kellogg Foundation funded project (Development of Commercial Codes for Adoption by Indian Tribes looking to self-determination), 1981 - 1987
Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, Spring 1980 - 1981
Visiting Professor, Wayne State University, Fall 1979 - 1980
Faculty Member, Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Institute, Southwest Regional, 1979
Director, Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), Southwest Regional, 1972
Special Master, Navajo Tribe, 1969
Clerk and Special Administrative Assistant, The Honorable Kenneth O’Connell, Oregon Supreme Court, 1968
Associate, Fischer, Sprague, Franklin, and Ford, Detroit, Michigan, 1966

Representative Publications

CANINE: The Complete Article Nine (2008) (a Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) lesson available to law students and faculty with passwords).
CANINE: The Complete Article Nine (2004) (CD-ROM).
But What is It Good For? Using Interactive Video in Legal Education and Practice, 1999 J. Info. Law & Tech. (Oct. 29, 1999), at www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/elj/jilt/1999_3/boyd/.
An On Line System for Learning Bankruptcy Law (Draft) (1998) (co-author, with Mohyeddin K. Abdulaziz), at www.law.arizona.edu/depts/boyd/publications/florencepaper2.htm.
The Pictures (and Sounds) Have It, 3 Int’l Conf. on Substantive Tech. in the Law School (1994), available at www.law.arizona.edu/depts/boyd/publications/pictures723.htm.
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Member, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) 1988 - present
President, January 1998 - January 2002
Chair, American Association of Law Schools, Law and Computer Section 1992 - 1993

Public Service

Invited Participant, Conference on Electronic Courtrooms (Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C.) September, 2000
Member, Federal District Court Automated Practice Committee 1989
Referee, National Science Foundation Consumer Bankruptcy Proposal 1989
Member, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Nominating Committee 1989
Member, Board of Directors, Tohono O'odom Legal Services 1985 - 1987

Institutional Service

Member, University of Arizona Information Technology Council & Chair of the Subcommittee on Universal Access and Student Computing 1994 - 1998
Member, AT&T/ Lucent Technologies Planning Team (leading to the University of Arizona/Lucent Technologies Alliance) 1995
Member, University of Arizona Business Process Re-engineering Team 1994 - 1995
Member, University of Arizona Information Technology Planning Team 1993 - 1994
Chair, University of Arizona President's Advisory Committee on Instructional Computing 1992 - 1993
Member, University of Arizona President’s Indian Advisory Committee 1982 - 1987


Recipient, Major Grant from the National Center for Automated Information Research to support a sabbatical project entitled "New Frontiers in Instructional Software"  1992


Last Updated: 08/26/2013