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American Women Symposium

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Thursday, June 19, 2003
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Keynote: Women and the Law

Patricia J. Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, a columnist on legal, gender, and racial issues for The Nation, and the recipient of a recent MacArthur Fellowship for her provocative work on U.S. race relations and her innovative interdisciplinary approach to writing. In the 1970s, Williams was a deputy city attorney for Los Angeles and staff attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty. She taught law in the 1980s at Golden Gate University, City University of New York, and University of Wisconsin, Madison, before joining Columbia’s faculty in 1992. Among her numerous writings are the acclaimed books The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor (1991) and Seeing a Color-blind Future: The Paradox of Race (1998). She appears frequently on television and in documentary films, wrote and narrated a short film critical of talk radio and television (That Rush!), and serves on the board of Wellesley College.

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