Victor Williams is an attorney and has been a full-time law school professor in Washington, D.C. for sixteen years. His prior affiliation was as a tenured associate professor of law at the City University of New York’s John Jay College in Manhattan.
His published scholarship, covering a wide variety of law and policy areas, is frequently cited by other authors. His academic writings include articles and essays published by the law journals of Michigan, Washington and Lee, William & Mary, Columbia, Cardozo, George Mason, Houston, Syracuse, Kentucky, Marquette, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Loyola. Prof. Williams practice-oriented articles and essays have been published by the Banking Law Journal, Commercial Law Journal, Administrative Law Journal, American Journal of Comparative Law, Trial, Judicature and Federal Lawyer.
Additionally, he has published commentaries and op-eds in The American Lawyer, Christian Science Monitor, The Hill, National Law Journal, Connecticut Law Tribune, Jurist.org, Legal Times, New Jersey Law Journal, Fulton County Daily Report, Miami Business Daily, and The Recorder.
A frequent media interview guest, Prof. Williams has provided evaluation of legal and political issues by print, television, radio, and Internet media. He has been an interview guest on CNN; NPR, Court TV; Fox News; ABC News; and numerous radio talk programs.
A first generation college graduate from Arkansas (B.A., Ouachita Baptist University), Prof. Williams taught primary and secondary school before completing graduate work in education and public policy (Ed.M., Harvard University). Studying at Harvard with law-trained faculty first introduced him to the transformative potential of the law.
Prof. Williams went on to earn three law degrees (J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law; LL.M., Columbia University; LL.M.—Law and Economics, George Mason University).
While in law school at Hastings, Victor Williams worked as a federal judicial extern for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat of the Eleventh Circuit and for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Sneed of the Ninth Circuit. He served for two years as a federal judicial law clerk with the U.S. District Judge Brevard Hand in Mobile, Alabama before moving to Manhattan to begin his law teaching career at CUNY.
Prof. Williams has lived the last decade in a bucolic neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland. He does so wishing that every city in America could have an equal peace and tranquility; he does so praying that Law and Order would become the new normal for all American communities.