ยป Dr. Parham H. Williams, Jr.
Dean and Professor Emeritus

Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Dr. Parham H. Williams, Jr.
Education
University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Laws
University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Arts
Yale University, Master of Laws
Biography
Parham H. Williams is Dean Emeritus and Director, LL.M. in Prosecutorial Science program, as well as the former Vice President and Dean of Fowler School of Law from 1997-2007. He is also a Professor of Law and former Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law. He earned his B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Mississippi and his LL.M. from Yale University. Dean Williams spent 7 years engaged in the general practice of law in Lexington, Mississippi, where he was also elected District Attorney. For 22 years, Dean Williams was a professor of law at the University of Mississippi, during which time he served as dean of the law school for 14 years. For eleven years after leaving Mississippi, Dean Williams served as Professor of Law and Dean of the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. Dean Williams was appointed Dean of Chapman in 1997. He has taught Evidence (1963-1997), Selected Problems in Evidence (1974-1977), Criminal Law (1963-1970), Criminal Procedure (1967-1980; 1994-1997), Pleading and Practice (1963-1971), Chancery Practice (1963- 1971), and Selected Problems in Constitutional Law (1988- 1991). Dean Williams also taught Professional Responsibility for approximately 12 years.

Courses Taught: Evidence (1963-1997), Selected Problems in Evidence (1974-1977), Criminal Law (1963-1970), Criminal Procedure (1967-1980; 1994-1997), Pleading and Practice (1963-1971), Chancery Practice (1963-1971), and Selected Problems in Constitutional Law (1988-1991).