Diary of a Mad Law Professor | The Nation

Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.

The returning William Bratton should recognize that the notorious policy has exacerbated discrimination, not improved safety.

No matter how you parse it, Incognito is a bully and Cobb is a white supremacist.

The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.

Despite its DOMA decision, the recent rulings by the Supreme Court reflect a conservative majority bent on ignoring enduring inequality.


Patricia J. Williams
Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University, was born in...