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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

The real dilemma in Amy Chua's book is how to survive in a world in which the slightest nonconformity risks landing you out of a job, a home, a life.

If Republicans had their way, citizenship in America would become pay-to-play.

Adoption has become a form of trafficking in and of itself.

The Rally for Sanity gathered Americans who equate political sanity with studiousness and curiosity.

When revelations of unethical medical experimentation by the US in Guatemala surfaced, there were, as always, protestations of "never again." But we're failing to address the true cost of the experiment: distrust of the medical establishment among the disenfranchised.

When we willingly donate parts of our bodies to science, who should profit?

Have we learned the right lessons from the mistreatment of Shirley Sherrod?

Sure, some Americans use their flag in poor taste.  But should they be prevented from doing so?


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