Dr. Paul R. Williams holds the Rebecca I. Grazier Professorship in Law and International Relations at American University where he teaches in the School of International Service and at the Washington College of Law. Dr. Williams is also the co-founder of the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a pro bono law firm providing legal assistance to states and governments involved in peace negotiations, post-conflict constitution drafting, and the prosecution of war criminals.


Dr. Williams has acquired extensive knowledge and experience through years of professional work and scholarship.

Professional Experience

Dr. Williams has worked with a number of pro bono clients that include many governments and territories from various regions around the world. 

In the news

Major news outlets often seek Dr. Williams' expertise through interviews and article contributions. 


Along with his work in the field, Dr. Williams is also a scholar in Law and International Relations and has many publications on various topics.

Social Entrepreneurship

Dr. Williams is regarded as a social entrepreneur for his innovative approach to public international law and for his mentorship of young professionals.


Dr. Williams is a professor of Law and International Relations in the School of International Service and the Washington College of Law at American University.