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 Williams & Jonathan Cox, The New Principle-Practice Gap: The Disconnect Between Diversity Beliefs and Actions in the Workplace (currently pending journal review).
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Kimberly A. Houser & Jamillah Bowman Williams, Board Gender Diversity: A Path to Achieving Substantive Equality in the U.S., Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming).
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Jamillah Bowman Williams, Naomi Mezey & Lisa Singh, #BlackLivesMatter—Getting from Contemporary Social Movements to Structural Change, 12 Calif. L. Rev. Online 1-38 (2021).
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Jamillah Bowman Williams, COVID-19 Widens Disparities for Workers of Color, 35 ABA J. Lab. & Emp. L. 33-39 (2020).
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Book Chapters & Collected Works

Jamillah Bowman Williams, COVID-19 Widens Disparities for Black, Indigenous, and Other Workers of Color, in Work Law Under COVID-19 (Sachin S. Pandya & Jeffrey M. Hirsch eds., 2021).
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