Professor Waggoner graduated from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan Law School. As a Fulbright Scholar, he earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Oxford University. He practiced law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1966-68. He served on the faculty of the University of Illinois and as a visiting professor at Northwestern before joining the UVA faculty in 1972. He left UVA in 1974 to join the faculty of the University of Michigan, where he remains as the Lewis M. Simes Professor of Law. He is active in law reform with both the Uniform Law Commission and the American Law Institute in the field of wills, trusts, and future interests. As the director of research and chief reporter for the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, he was the principal drafter of the Uniform Probate Code revisions completed in the 1990s. He recently completed another round of revisions dealing mainly with the treatment of children of assisted reproduction. Professor Waggoner continues as director of research for the Joint Editorial Board and also serves as reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers), an ongoing project. He teaches such courses as Trusts and Estates and specializes in the areas of estate planning and taxation.
Family Property Settlements; Future Interests (with Olin L. Browder, Jr., and Richard V. Wellman) (Bobbs-Merrill, 2d ed. 1973).