Associate Professor of Law
LL.M. Admiralty, Tulane Law School, with Distinction
JD, Tulane Law School, Magna Cum Laude;
Order of the Coif
BFA, Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University
Civil Procedure I & II
Professor Simpson-Wood received her J.D. from Tulane Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude and being elected as a member of the Order of the Coif. While earning her law degree, she was also an Associate Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. She then continued her legal education as the Maritime Law Center Fellow earning her LL.M. in Admiralty. Upon graduation, she received the Edward A. Dodd award for graduating first in her class.
Professor Simpson-Wood began her legal career as an associate in the maritime section of a major firm in Seattle. Her law practice experience also includes serving as an assistant vice president and associate general counsel for a national bank and as in-house counsel for a telecommunications company.
Professor Simpson-Wood previously taught at Appalachian School of Law, Regent University School of Law, and Tulane Law School and has published in the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and the Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce. She is extremely pleased to be joining the faculty at Barry University and will be teaching Civil Procedure and Admiralty.
Professor Simpson-Wood received her undergraduate degree in acting and had an extensive acting career on stage, screen and television before attending law school. She still acts professionally and hopes to continue performing in the Orlando area as time permits.