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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

Recently it seems discussion on culture goes well beyond careless epithet and into a land with no common ground.

There is no specific genetic marker that distinguishes one race from another.

Why is The New York Times Magazine floating an unsubstantiated theory of genetic determinism?

A closer look at sexual abuse cases makes the questions surrounding them even murkier.

While Michael Jackson's 2005 trial was appalling, it was not the stuff of ordinary tabloid catharsis; there was not an unsullied soul within fifty miles of the courthouse.

The notion of a moral compass is so politically vexed that it ought to be depicted with its little needle spinning.

There was an article in The New York Times Magazine not long ago about people who collect hyperrealistic "reborn" dolls.

It seemed too bizarre to be anything but apocryphal, but, hey, I heard it on NPR: William Poole, a high school junior from Kentucky, was taken into custody and charged with threatening to commit

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

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