Southern Illinois University School of Law

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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David Wood

David Wood
Class of 2007

"When I decided to go to law school, after twenty years of experience in private industry, I was looking for an intellectual challenge. My experience at SIU School of Law met this need of accomplishment. In spite of the hard work, it was gratifying to be tested by professors and students inside and outside the classroom, and to learn to make logical arguments and avoid illogical arguments. It was an honor and pleasure to be amongst so many people who were challenging, intelligent, and passionate, as well as compassionate."

David is a Patent Attorney at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences with United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC. He received his bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University in 1982. He first became interested in law while mediating small claims courses and was involved with the law school's Mediation Clinic while a student. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Occoquan Forest Owners Association in Manassas, VA.


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