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Professor Ryan Williams is as an Associate Professor of Law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale and his law degree from Georgetown. In 2014, he was named one of the top young law professors of color in America. Professor Williams has more than 10 years of teaching experience focusing on Torts, Civil Procedure, Race & the Law and National Security Law, the latter of which is the focus of his scholarship. His most recent article discusses the January 6 Capitol Riot and its impact on the future of American democracy.  

Professor Williams teaches Torts, National Security Law, and Race & the Law at Duquesne Kline 


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Yale University

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