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Prof. William R. Yeomans

Fellow in Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law

William Yeomans joined the faculty of law of the American University Washington College of law in 2009 where he teaches courses on civil rights, legislation and the legislative process. From 2006 until 2009, he served as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Prior to that, he spent 26 years at the Department of Justice where he litigated and supervised civil rights cases in the federal courts at all levels involving voting rights, school desegregation, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, hate crimes, police misconduct, abortion clinic violence, and human trafficking. He served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief of Staff, and acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. He has also been Legal Director of the Alliance for Justice and the first Director of Programs for the American Constitution Society, where he spearheaded the launch of two publications: the Harvard Law and Policy Review and Advance.

Education
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M 1978
  • Boston University Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1976
  • Trinity College, B.A. 1972

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Publications and Multimedia
Use of Disparate Impact Analysis - Event Audio/Video
2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 22, 2013
Are the Recent Recess Appointments Constitutional?
Engage Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2012
May 17, 2012
Are the Recent Recess Appointments Constitutional? - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
March 05, 2012
Federal Initiatives on K-12 School Bullying Prevention - Event Audio/Video
2011 National Lawyers Convention
November 10, 2011