Lawrence Davis Wood

Lawrence Wood

Lecturer in Law

Lawrence Wood is the Director of the Housing Practice Group at LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation ), the Midwest's largest provider of free civil legal services to people who are living in poverty or otherwise vulnerable. As a Lecturer in Law he has been teaching his class on housing and poverty law, which Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed as a "waste of time" during a speech to the Chicago chapter of the Federalist Society, since 2000. He has won The New Yorker's cartoon caption contest a record seven times, written an article on how to win this contest for the magazine's annual cartoon issue, and been featured on The New Yorker Radio Hour. He currently collaborates with two New Yorker cartoonists and has had six of his collaborations published in the magazine.