Lucy Williams, '74, Receives Alumni Professional Achievement Award by University of Chicago

University to honor seven alumni for scholarly and professional achievements

Lucy A. Williams, JD’74, is a professor of law at Northeastern University Law School, faculty director of its Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration, and co-director of its Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. She previously practiced law for 17 years on behalf of people on the West Side of Chicago and later at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. Williams has served as a fellow of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty in Norway, is the convener of the “Community of Practice on International Poverty Law” under the auspices of the World Bank’s Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, and serves on the advisory board of Nazdeek, a legal capacity-building organization committed to bringing access to justice closer to marginalized communities in India.

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