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Charles Wood

Charles Wood

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: December 1, 2016




Charles Wood specializes in finance, accounting, and economics. He teaches Business for Lawyers in both the JD and online LLM Programs and has also taught Corporate Finance in the Summer Law and English Program. He has been teaching financial statement and security analysis, financial risk management, business acquisitions, and behavioral finance at UCLA since 2004. Wood worked on Wall Street for 13 years, including nine years with First Boston and Credit Suisse-First Boston, in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Subsequently, he founded and for 20 years led his own firm focusing on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and internal systems and controls. Wood has testified as an expert in the U. S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Virginia and Washington, and the Superior Court of California.

Wood matriculated at Princeton University, advanced standing in mathematics, receiving his AB in politics in 1970. He received his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1976. While at Stanford, he studied finance and investments under Nobel Laureate William F. Sharpe. Wood served as an infantry officer in the U. S. Marine Corps (Vietnam Service Medal) prior to entering Stanford.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Sam Erman
September, 2018

Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.

Gregory Keating
September, 2018

"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).

Jody David Armour
September, 2018

"Where Bias Lives in the Criminal Law and its Processes: How Judges and Jurors Socially Construct Black Criminals," American Journal of Criminal Law 45 (2018): 203.