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
"Sexual misconduct as a non-partisan issue and the impact of the #MeToo movement on voters," coverage by The Racquet Press, August 14, 2019, referencing a report by Associate Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams.
"'MeToo' movement sparks changes, more accountability on Capitol Hill," coverage in WHSV 3, April 23, 2019, featuring Associate Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams.
"1 in 4 government officials accused of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era is still in office today", coverage in The Conversation, February 19, 2019 by Professor Jamillah Williams.
"Why Companies Shouldn't Be Allowed to Treat Their Diversity Numbers as Trade Secrets", coverage in Harvard Business Review, February 15, 2019 by Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams.