Christopher Williams is primarily interested in race, gender, sexuality, and their intersection with constitutional law and criminal procedure. He writes on problems related to the criminal justice system as well as the people who attempt to make the criminal justice system more equitable for communities of color. In doing so, Williams’ research not only attempts to highlight pitfalls in the law but also to provide pathways to make the law more equitable.
His publications have appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Law Reform and the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights. In 2023, he became UVA Law’s second Race, Place, and Equity Fellow. Williams was previously a Neubauer Fellow in the sociology department at the University of Chicago and a Dean’s Merit Scholar at the University of California School of Law, where he chaired the Black Law Students Association.