Paula J. Williams

Williams Paula
  • Associate Professor of Law

  • B.A., 1966, Brown University
    J.D., 1971, New York University


  • Location: Room 75
  • Phone Number: 865-974-2331
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  • Courses Taught: Advocacy Clinic, Family Law Seminar, Business Law Clinic


Publications of Paula J. Williams

Professor Williams has been an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law since 1999. She taught initially in the advocacy clinic, and beginning in the fall of 2002, she is teaching a new business law clinic where students are learning to practice business and transactional law. The new clinic represents start-up businesses, non-profit community groups, and individuals with transactional legal issues. She has also taught a family law seminar.

Before coming to UT, Professor Williams taught for one year as a visitor at the Cornell University Law School in its Legal Aid Clinic, and for many years she was a legal aid lawyer in New York City. In addition to developing the new business law clinic, she pursues her interests in the subjects of wealth and poverty, clinical legal education, and domestic violence in the law school curriculum through her scholarship and her participation in a variety of professional development activities.



Biography of Paula J. Williams


Uncontested Divorce: An Advocate's Practice Manual.


The Divorce Case: Supervisory Teaching and Learning in Clinical Legal Education, 21 St. Louis Pub. L. Rev. 331 (2002).

The Continuing Crisis in Affordable Housing: Systemic Issues Requiring Systemic Solutions, 31 Fordham Urb. L.J. 413 (2004).

Chapters and Book Reviews

Preservation of Affordable Housing, in Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development (Tim Iglesias and Rochelle E. Lento, eds. 2005.)

Making a Difference: A Role for Lawyers in Economic Development, in  15 J. of Affordable Housing and Community Development L. 20  (Fall 2005), a book review of Susan R. Jones' Legal Guide to Microenterprise Development (2004).

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