- Patricia J. Williams
Williams received her
bachelor's degreefrom Wellesley Collegein 1972, and her Juris Doctorfrom Harvard Law Schoolin 1975. She was a fellow in the School of Criticism and Theory at Dartmouth Collegeand has been an associate professorat the University of Wisconsin Law Schooland its department of women's studies. Williams also worked as a consumer advocate in the office of the City Attorney in Los Angeles.
Williams is a member of the
State Bar of Californiaand the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Williams has served on the advisory council for the Medgar Evers Collegefor Law and Social Justice of the City University of New Yorkand on the board of governors for the Society of American Law Teachers, among others.
She was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, which she held from June 2000 until June 2005.
Williams is currently the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at
Columbia Law School, and writes a column for "The Nation" magazine titled "Diary of a Mad Law Professor." Her column for "The Nation" has recently changed from bi-weekly to monthly.
* "The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor" (1991) (ISBN 0-674-01470-7)
* "The Rooster's Egg" (1995) (ISBN 0-674-77942-8)
* "Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race" (1997) (ISBN 0-374-52533-1)
* "Open House: Of Family, Friends, Food, Piano Lessons, and the Search for a Room of My Own" (2004) (ISBN 0-374-11407-2)
*Nishikawa, Kinohi. "Patricia J. Williams." "The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature". Ed. Hans Ostrom and J. David Macey, Jr. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. 1747-49.
* [http://www.thenation.com/directory/bios/bio.mhtml?id=408 The Nation | Bio | Patricia J. Williams] - Her articles for "The Nation"
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