Joan Williams: Visiting Professor
Hastings College of the Law and Leiden Law School have a longstanding exchange programme. Each year students participate in the existing student exchange programmes. Likewise professors from Hastings College of Law have been visiting Leiden Law School and vice versa.
Joan Williams is a Professor of Law aw at Hastings College of the Law (University of California). UC Hastings was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and, as such, was the first UC law school and the first law school in California.
About Joan Williams
Professor Joan C. Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and the Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J.D., and Master's Degree in City Planning... (1980); Yale University, B.A., History (1974); and Princeton Day School (1970).
During her stay in Leiden (semester 2, block IV, April - May), Professor Williams will teach a course on Gender and the Law. This survey course will compare American law with law from the European Court of Human Rights to investigate the meanings of gender equality. Subjects covered will include constitutional law, employment law, domestic violence, sex work, abortion, and work-family conflict. Students will write a paper instead of an exam, on a topic they choose that is related to the course and approved by the professor. For more information please contact the Office for International Education, Anette van Sandwijk.