Robert D. Williams

Senior Research Scholar in Law; Acting Executive Director and Senior Fellow, The China Center; and Lecturer in Law


Robert D. Williams is a Senior Research Scholar in Law; Acting Executive Director and Senior Fellow at 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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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2010

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2005

Courses Taught


  • Contemporary China Research Seminar
  • Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform

Robert D. Williams is a Senior Research Scholar in Law; Acting Executive Director and Senior Fellow at 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.