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
"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.
"Georgetown University’s OWN IT Summit Aims to Develop Young Female Leaders," coverage by Voice of America, March 8, 2020, mentioning Professor Jamillah Williams.
"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.