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Patricia J. Williams

Patricia J. WilliamsAKA Patricia Joyce Williams

Born: 28-Aug-1951
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Scholar, Attorney

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Alchemy of Race and Rights

Father: Isaiah Williams
Mother: Ruth Williams
Son: Peter (adopted 1992)

    University: BA, Wellesley College (1972)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1975)
    Scholar: Fellow, School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College
    Professor: Law, Golden Gate University School of Law (1980-84)
    Professor: Queens College New York (1984-88)
    Professor: Law, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1988-93)
    Professor: Law, Columbia Law School (1992-)

    The Nation Columnist, Diary of a Mad Law Professor (1998-)
    California State Official Deputy City Attorney, Los Angeles, CA (1975-78)
    National Organization for Women Board of Directors
    State Bar of California
    MacArthur Fellowship 2000

Author of books:
The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor (1991)
The Rooster's Egg (1995)
Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race (1997)
Open House: Of Family, Friends, Food, Piano Lessons, and the Search for a Room of My Own (2004)


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