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Dr. Patricia J. Williams

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James L. Dohr Professor of Law

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Columbia University
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United States

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  • JD
  • JD.
  • Juris Doctor
    Harvard Law School
  • bachelor's degree
    Wellesley College
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Patricia J. Williams is a graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Law School. She began her career practicing law as a consumer advocate for the Western Center on Law and Poverty, and as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles. Upon leaving practice, she served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, Harvard University Women's Studies Program, and CUNY Law School at Queen's College. Since 1992, she has been the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law.
She is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Northeastern University School of Law, John Jay College of the City University of New York, the College of Wooster, Smith College, and Old Dominion University. She has received numerous awards, including from from her alma maters-an Outstanding Alumna Award from Latin School in Boston, an Alumnae Achievement Award from Wellesley College, and a Graduate Society Medal from Harvard.
Her book The Alchemy of Race and Rights was named one of the twenty-five best books of 1991 by the Voice Literary Supplement; one of the "feminist classics of the last twenty years" that "literally changed women's lives" by Ms. magazine; and one of the ten best non-fiction books of the decade by Amazon.com. Other books include The Rooster's Egg (Harvard Press, 1995), Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1998), and Open House: On Family, Food, Piano Lessons, and The Search for a Room of My Own (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2004).
Professor Williams has appeared on radio and television shows around the world, and in 1997 delivered the annual Reith Lectures for the BBC, Radio Four. She has appeared in a number of documentary films, including "That Rush!
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Patricia Williams, Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law
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Patricia J. Williams (New York) is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University. She served as a deputy city attorney in Los Angeles and as staff lawyer, Western Center on Law and Poverty. Fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College, and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Williams published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal writing.
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Patricia J. Williams James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
Patricia J. Williams writes the monthly "Diary of a Mad Law Professor" for the Nation magazine. Her wry, witty columns cover broad issues of social justice, including the rhetoric of the war on terror, race, ethnicity, gender, all aspects of civil rights law, bioethics and eugenics, forensic uses of DNA, and comparative issues of class and culture in the US, France, and Britain.
Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law. A graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Law School, she has served on faculties of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, Harvard University's Women's Studies Program, and the City University of New York Law School at Queen's College. As a law professor, she has testified before congress, acted as a consultant and coordinator for a variety of public interest lawsuits, and served as a past member of the boards of the Center for Constitutional Rights, of the Society of American Law Teachers, and of the Nation Organization for Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund. She is the recipient of the Alumnae Achievement Award from Wellesley, the Graduate Society Medal from Harvard, and the MacArthur foundation "genius" grant.
Before entering academia, she practiced law, as a consumer advocate and Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles, and as a staff attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty.
With an appreciation and support for multiculturalism and civil rights, she sits on several boards, including that of Wellesley College and the Andy Warhol Foundation. She has authored numerous articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines and newspapers including USA Today, Harvard Law Review, Tikkun, the New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and the Village Voice. Her book, The Alchemy of Race and Rights, was named one of the twenty-five best books of 1991 by the Voice Literary Supplement and one of the "feminist classics of the last twenty years" that "literally changed women's lives," by Ms. magazine's Twentieth Anniversary Edition. Her newest book is titled Open House: Of Family, Friends, Food, Piano Lessons, and a Search for a Room of My Own - personal collection of stories, essays, anecdotes, and biography.
She has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows and has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences. She has served as a guest commentator for a number of radio stations; and has served as a program consultant to Channel 13 and to Wisconsin Public Radio. She has also served as a consultant and coordinator for a variety of public interest lawsuits. She has appeared in a number of documentary films, including That Rush! which she wrote and narrated.
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For information on how to invite Dr. Williams to speak at your event, please contact her speakers bureau, the American Program Bureau.
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On the distinguished panel of women scholars and activists participating in this discussion were Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Rebecca Traister, author and columnist for Salon.com and Patricia J. Williams, Columbia University Law School Professor and columnist for The Nation.
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Columbia Law Professor Patricia Williams brought up the impact on society from having a black president, claiming that he not only breaks down a lot of black stereotypes but also that people often didn't know where to fit him in. "Every time he would refer to his single mother, people would sort of blink and say oh, it's not a black single mother, it's a white single mother.
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Traister, Nipper, and Williams were all admittedly encouraged by the trend toward unification they see in phenomena like the diversity of the coalition that came together to reelect President Obama.
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