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About Serena M Williams

Serena M. Williams is a Professor of Law at Delaware Law School, who teaches and researches in the area of property law. She served as Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs from January 2006 to December 2011 and has taught in the law school’s Jurist Academy Program.

Professor Williams served as Chair of the AALS Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students in 2013. She has also served as a presenter on teaching at the New Law Teachers Conference and the Workshop for Pre-tenured People of Color Law School Teachers, both sponsored by the AALS.

Professor Williams received an A.B. in Economics from Smith College in 1981. She received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1984 and her LL.M. in Land Use Management and Control from the George Washington University Law School in 1992. 

Following graduation from law school, Professor Williams served as an attorney in the Office of Program Enforcement at the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She also served as a Financial Economist in the Office of Economics and Tax Policy of the Washington, D.C., Department of Finance and Revenue. As a law student, she clerked for the National Association of Home Builders. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Delaware Law School, Professor Williams taught property, land use, and environmental law at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. She also taught as an instructor of legal writing at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., and as a Teaching Fellow in Legal Writing at the George Washington University Law Center. 

Professor Williams currently serves as Vice-President of the Alumnae Association of Smith College and serves on the board of The Achievers Program, a college-readiness program for African American young men. She previously served on the boards of the ACLU of Delaware and the Serviam Girls Academy. While in Kentucky, Professor Williams served as a Commissioner on the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission. 

Professor Williams is admitted to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C.


Present Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School



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Widener University School of Law
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE 19803

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