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Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Full-Time Faculty

Neil G. Williams

Title/s: Associate Professor

Office #: Corboy 1411

Phone: 312.915.7156

E-mail: nwillia@luc.edu

About

Professor Williams received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Following his graduation from law school, he served as law clerk to the Hon. George N. Leighton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. After his clerkship he joined the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin, where he handled general corporate finance and securities law matters. Professor Williams joined the full-time School of Law faculty in 1989.

Degrees

B.A., Duke, 1978
J.D., University of Chicago, 1982

Program Areas

Contracts
International Sales Law
Sales
Secured Transactions and Creditors Rights

Awards

Reelected as President of the Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, 2006

Norman C. Amaker Award of Excellence, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2002

Publications

Professor Neil Williams' SSRN Webpage

Articles

Brown v. Board of Education Fifty Years Later: What Makes for Greatness in a Legal Opinion? 36 Loyola Univ. Chgo. L..J. 177 (2004) [williams.pdf]

What To Do When There's No "I Do": A Model Awarding Damages Under Promissory Estoppel 70 Wash.L.Rev. 1019 (1995)

Offer, Acceptance, and Improper Considerations: A Common Law Model for the Prohibition of Racial Discrimination in the Contracting Process, 62 Geo.Wash.L.Rev. 183 (1994)

Recent Presentations

Norman Amaker: A Portrait of the Civil Rights Attorney as a Young Man," 7th Annual Norman Amaker Public Interest Law & Social Justice Retreat, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 2008

Chaired the planning committee and served as a moderator on a panel on the federalization of corporate law at the Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference annual meeting in Tuscon, Arizona, June 1-4, 2006

Freedom of Contract and the Civil Rights Movement, Faculty Workshop, St. Louis University, March 2004

A Reflection on Brown v. Board of Education Fifty Years Later: What Makes for Greatness in a Legal Opinion?, Law Journal Conference on Race in Education Policy: A Constitutional Examination, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, March 2004

 

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