Wood, Scott E.

Scott E. Wood

Distinguished Retired Faculty

Scott E. Wood, Distinguished Retired Faculty

Courses Taught

  • Ethical Lawyering
  • Introduction to Negotiation
  • Law and Catholic Tradition
  • Law and Literature
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Restorative Justice



  • BA, Loyola Marymount University
  • MA, California State University San Francisco
  • JD, cum laude, Southwestern University School of Law


Scott Wood serves as director of the Center for Restorative Justice at Loyola. Scott is a graduate of Loyola High School ('62), Loyola Marymount University (BA, 1966) and San Francisco State University (MA, 1972). He taught at St. Ignatius Prep, San Francisco where he served as Chair of the English Department from 1971-73.

In 1973, Scott entered Southwestern University School of Law and following graduation cum laude in 1976, he practiced as a trial lawyer in Los Angeles until 1998 when he joined the full time clinical faculty at Loyola Law School. While at Loyola Law School, Scott has taught a variety of courses including Legal Research & Writing, Ethical Lawyering, Introduction to Negotiation, Restorative Justice. Law and Literature, and seminars in Law and the Catholic Tradition, and Religious Lawyering  He was recognized with the Student Body’s “Excellence in Teaching” award in 2006 and received the “St. Thomas More Medallion Award” from the LLS Honor Society in 2008. In 2012, Scott received the Ignatian Volunteer Corps' "Della Strada Award."