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.

Scholarship

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Jamillah B. Williams, Lisa Singh & Naomi Mezey, #MeToo as Catalyst for Change: A Glimpse into 21st Century Activism, 2019 U. Chi. Legal F. (forthcoming).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Jamillah B. Williams, Does Social Justice Sell?: Examining Instrumental Vs. Moral Rationales for Diversity, Acad. Mgmt. Proc., Aug. 2018.
Jamillah Bowman Williams, Diversity as a Trade Secret, 107 Geo. L.J. 1685-1732 (2019).
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Jamillah B. Williams, Accountability as a Debiasing Strategy: Testing the Effect of Racial Diversity in Employment Committees, 103 Iowa L. Rev. 1593-1638 (2018).
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Jamillah B. Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 1473-1513 (2017). [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]