Students can sign up through Lexis Classroom. Go to the Calendar, then click Scheduler on the top right, choose "Prof. Williams's Office Hours" and select the time. If you prefer to meet via Zoom, please email me and I will send you a link. If no one is signed up for office hours, feel free to drop by my office unannounced.
Prof. Williams is well-known in the national legal writing community. The National Conference of Bar Examiners recently appointed Prof. Williams as a subject-matter expert in legal research to help develop the NextGen bar exam. She authored the 7th edition of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation and is publishing a chapter in A Manual for Law Review Editors. Because of her research and work on critical reading, West Academic invited her to create three interactive modules on critical reading for its Interactive Legal Research & Writing Lessons series. Her peers recently elected Prof. Williams as a Director and Treasurer of the Legal Writing Institute, the largest legal writing organization in the world. She has been the Chair of the ALWD Guide Task Force for the Association of Legal Writing Directors since 2018, and on the Programming Committee of the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section of AALS since 2020. ALWD recently recognized Professor Williams with the Outstanding Service Award, and she received the prestigious LWI-ALWD-LexisNexis Legal Writing Scholarship Grant. Prof. Williams focuses her scholarship on critical reading, learning disabilities in the law, and andragogy.
Before joining academia, she spent eight years in big firm practice where she litigated complex commercial cases with an emphasis on land use, development, and financial institutions. Super Lawyers named her a Rising Star in 2016, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state. Professor Williams received her J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she was Editor in Chief of the Arizona State Law Journal, Chair of the Moot Court Board her 2L and 3L years, and a Teaching Assistant for legal research and writing.
Legal Research and Writing for Law Practice
BA in Communication, Arizona State University, 2002
JD, Arizona State University, 2008