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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

A lawsuit is being waged against the “wrongful birth” of a black child.

While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.

Imagine a camera aimed at a human face forever.

Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.

The Supreme Court’s decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.

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.


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