Richard J. Wood - Capital University Law School

Richard J. Wood

Professor of Law

Richard J. Wood


  • LL.M., Georgetown University
  • J.D., The Ohio State University
  • B.A. with distinction in the Honors Program, University of Kentucky


  • Tax
  • Federal Income Tax


Before joining the Law School as a full-time professor in the fall of 1990, Professor Wood was the IRS visiting professor of law and taxation for the 1988-1989 academic year and he spent ten years with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. Five of those years were in the IRS National Office and five were in the Washington D.C. District Counsel Office where Professor Wood represented the Commissioner of Internal Revenue before the United States Tax Court. Professor Wood teaches Business Associations and courses in Federal Income Tax. Professor Wood was for many years the faculty advisor for the Capital University Law School chapter of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) providing free tax return preparation services for low-income clients. Professor Wood is a recipient of the Capital University Stellhorn award for outstanding service to the University. 

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)