Patricia J. Williams

James L. Dohr Professor of Law

Office: Jerome Greene Hall room 505 (by appointment)
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-5877
Fax: 212-854-7946

Assistant Info

Name: Hilda Daniels
Phone: 212-854-8714

Office Hours

  • Wednesdays, 11-1
  • Or by appointment

Courses/Current Research

  • Race
  • Gender


  • Harvard, J.D., 1975
  • Wellesley, B.A., 1972

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Detailed Biography:

B.A., Wellesley, 1972; J.D., Harvard, 1975. Practiced as deputy city attorney, Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney; and as staff lawyer, Western Center on Law and Poverty. Has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, City University of New York Law School, and Golden Gate University School of Law. Has been at Columbia since 1991. Fellow, at the School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College, and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal writing. Books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights; The Rooster's Egg; and Seeing a ColorBlind Future: The Paradox of Race. Columnist, The Nation. MacArthur fellow. Board of Trustees, Wellesley College.