Patricia J. Williams, the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and author of The Alchemy of Race and Rights: Diary of a Law Professor, will deliver the keynote speech at the 19th Annual Kate Stoneman Day, to be held April 10, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Albany Law School. As the keynote speaker, Professor Williams will also receive the law school’s Miriam M. Netter ’72 Award.
Her keynote speech will be titled "Convergences: A Meditation on Justice and Madwomen." Watch the event live online starting at 5:30 p.m.
Professor Williams, a MacArthur Fellow from 2001 to 2005, has published widely in the areas of race, gender and law, as well as on other areas of legal theory. In addition to the autobiographical The Alchemy of Race and Rights, her books include The Rooster's Egg and Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race. She is also a regular columnist for The Nation.
Three other women will be recognized at the event:
The awards are presented in honor of Kate Stoneman, the first woman admitted to practice law in New York state and the first female graduate of Albany Law School in 1898. For more information on Kate Stoneman and Albany Law School’s annual Kate Stoneman Day, visit www.katestoneman.org.