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Jamillah Bowman Williams

Associate Professor of Law

J.D., Ph.D., Stanford

Areas of Expertise:

Labor and Employment Law

Professor Williams received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford. Her research focuses on contemporary bias, the effectiveness of...

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Professor Williams received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford. Her research focuses on contemporary bias, the effectiveness of antidiscrimination law, and the capacity of law to promote compliance and social change. More specifically, she uses social psychological theory and empirical analysis to examine the impact of antidiscrimination law on the individuals it was intended to protect. After law school, Dr. Williams worked as an Associate in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings, LLP in Chicago, IL where she specialized in conducting privileged diagnostics of employment processes and advising employers on diversity/inclusion programs. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown University Law Center, Williams was a National Science Foundation Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Jamillah B. Williams, Accountability as a Debiasing Strategy: Does Race Matter?, Iowa L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jamillah B. Williams, Status Processes and Organizational Inequality: Do Diversity Strategies Hurt or Help Racial-Ethnic Inclusion?, (working paper).   
  • Jamillah B. Williams, Diversity, Status, and Trust: Meaningful Integration in Contemporary Organizations, (working paper).   
  • Jamillah B. Williams, Elusive Inclusion: Antidiscrimination Law and the Business Case for Diversity, (working paper).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Jamillah B. Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 1473-1513 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 2008 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Jamillah B. Williams, Accountability as a Debiasing Strategy: Does Race Matter?, Iowa L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jamillah B. Williams, Status Processes and Organizational Inequality: Do Diversity Strategies Hurt or Help Racial-Ethnic Inclusion?, (working paper).   
  • Jamillah B. Williams, Diversity, Status, and Trust: Meaningful Integration in Contemporary Organizations, (working paper).   
  • Jamillah B. Williams, Elusive Inclusion: Antidiscrimination Law and the Business Case for Diversity, (working paper).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Jamillah B. Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 1473-1513 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jamillah Bowman, Bridget V. Ammon & Roger Mourad, Who Are Our Students? Cluster Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Community College Student Populations, 16 J. Applied Res. Community C. 32-44 (2008).   

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of 823 Social Scientists as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Fisher v. Univ. of Tex. at Austin, No. 14-981 (U.S. Oct. 30, 2015).   
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