Indiana University Bloomington

Susan Williams

Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law
Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy

Susan Williams

Office: Law School 270 
E-mail address: shwillia@indiana.edu

Constitutional law; gender equality and comparative constitutional law; legal education, feminist theory and critical race theory

Area Involvement
Prof. Williams is actively involved in constitutional advising for the Burmese democracy movement. She is a constitutional advisor to the Women's League of Burma, the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee, and the state constitution drafting committees of all of the states of Burma. In this capacity, she teaches workshops, produces educational materials, and works on drafting and revising constitutional language. Prof. Williams also serves as a constitutional advisor to the Democratic Party of Vietnam.

Select Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Tracey M. Sonneborn Award
  • 2013 Distinguished Faculty Research Lectureship
  • 2006 Leonard Fromm Public Interest Faculty Award
  • 2005 Outstanding Academic Title from Choice Magazine (for Truth, Autonomy, and Speech)
  • 2004 Wallace Teaching Award
  • 2003 Presidential Citation for Service to the Profession, Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2000 Office for Women=s Affairs Distinguished Scholar Award, Indiana University
  • 1999-2000 John S. Hastings Faculty Fellow, Indiana University School of Law
  • 1997-98 Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow, Indiana University School of Law
  • 1996-97 Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow, Indiana University School of Law
  • 1994-95 Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow, Indiana University School of Law