J.D., Stanford; Ph.D., Stanford
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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"Op-Ed: Surprise, surprise. Big bank racism is corrupting PPP loans," an opinion piece by Professor Emma Coleman Jordan and Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams, in The Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2020.
"With PepsiCo's second-quarter earnings out, activists look beyond profits and losses," coverage by Marketplace, July 13, 2020, featuring Associate Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams.
"As corporate America faces racial reckoning, here's how experts say changes can be made," coverage by ABC News, June 17, 2020, featuring Associate Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams.
"Corporate America Says Black Lives Matter. It Needs to Hold Up a Mirror," an opinion piece in The New York Times, June 15, 2020, featuring Associate Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams.