Robert D. Williams

Senior Research Scholar in Law; Executive Director, Paul Tsai China Center; and Lecturer in Law


Robert D. Williams is a Senior Research Scholar in Law; Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center; and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was co-founder and editor in chief of the Harvard National Security Journal.

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Robert D. Williams is a Senior Research Scholar in Law; Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center; and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was co-founder and editor in chief of the Harvard National Security Journal. Following law school, he clerked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice and for the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was an attorney in private practice before coming to Yale, and has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State.