Diary of a Mad Law Professor | The Nation

Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

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.


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