William R. Yeomans

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.



  • Harvard Law School, LL.M 1978
  • Boston University Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1976
  • Trinity College, B.A. 1972
2013 National Lawyers Convention

2013 National Lawyers Convention

Textualism and the Role of Judges

Speakers:
Jonathan H. AdlerMarvin AmmoriPaul S. AtkinsMartin Neil BailyJohn S. BakerDavid BaltoRachel BarkowRandy E. BarnettThomas O. BarnettDavid BarronCarlos T. BeaPaul J. BeardJohn H. BeisnerMitchell BermanLillian R. BeVierStephanos BibasSteven G. BradburyJoel F. BrennerTimothy P. CarneyRoger B. CleggEdith Brown ClementPaul D. ClementDavid D. ColeTed CruzJohn F. DuffyKyle DuncanFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanJennifer Walker ElrodJohn ElwoodRichard A. EpsteinWilliam N. EskridgeMiguel EstradaJörg FedtkeRichard W. FieldsNoel J. FranciscoEric M. FreedmanJohn FundWilliam A. GalstonRobert P. GeorgeDouglas H. GinsburgAbbe R. GluckNeil GorsuchThomas B. GriffithRandall D. GuynnPhilip A. HamburgerThomas M. HardimanKristin HickmanJames L. HuffmanScott W. JohnsonEdith H. JonesBrett M. KavanaughAshley KellerRaymond KethledgeF. Scott KieffAndrew KoppelmanWilliam KuntzMartin S. LedermanMichael S. LeeLeonard A. LeoAdam LiptakRobert E. LitanMargaret (Peggy) LittleJane MagoKenneth L. MarcusJohn O. McGinnisDavid M. McIntoshThomas W. MerrillEugene B. MeyerRobert MikosJonathan T. MolotThomas D. MorganPatrick MorriseyAlan B. MorrisonMichael B. MukaseyBurt NeuborneVictoria NourseJide Okechuku NzelibeEileen J. O'ConnorDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainMaureen K. OhlhausenWalter K. OlsonAjit V. PaiRichard PrimusWilliam H. PryorJeremy A. RabkinA. Raymond RandolphJohn N. RaudabaughMichelle RichardsonJ RoschNicholas Quinn RosenkranzPaul RosenzweigErin RyanJoshua SarnoffDavid S. SchoenbrodReva SiegelJerry E. SmithStewart E. SterkDavid R. StrasNadine StrossenDiane S. SykesGeorge J. TerwilligerClarence ThomasJonathan R. TurleyTimothy M. TymkovichVincent VitkowskyEugene VolokhScott WalkerSeth P. WaxmanJ. Harvie WilkinsonJ WilkinsonIStephen F. WilliamsJoshua D. WrightElizabeth WydraWilliam R. YeomansJohn C. Yoo
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2011 National Lawyers Convention

2011 National Lawyers Convention

The Constitution of Small Government?

Speakers:
Hans BaderStewart A. BakerCarlos T. BeaDavid BerenbaumRichard A. BerkLester BrickmanRichard BrookhiserGuido CalabresiSteven G. CalabresiRonald A. CassEdith Brown ClementPaul D. ClementCary CoglianeseDeborah J. DanielsWalter E. DellingerWalter DellingerIChristopher C. DeMuthSteven J. EagleFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanJohn D. EcheverriaJennifer Walker ElrodRichard A. EpsteinWilliam N. EskridgeBrian T. FitzpatrickMartin FlahertyTheodore H. FrankJohn FundTodd F. GazianoFatima Goss GravesC. Boyden GrayThomas B. GriffithSarah V. HartPhilip K. HowardSandra Segal IkutaEdith H. JonesBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffDonald J. KochanAndrew KoppelmanWilliam KristolDouglas LaycockMichael S. LeeLeonard A. LeoAndrew McCarthyMichael W. McConnellJohn O. McGinnisEdwin MeeseIThomas W. MerrillEugene B. MeyerThomas D. MorganAlan B. MorrisonMichael B. MukaseyClark NeilyJide Okechuku NzelibeDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainDavid S. OlsonSpencer A. OvertonAlex J. PollockWilliam H. PryorRandall R. RaderMichael D. RamseyDouglas B. RasmussenJohn N. RaudabaughMartin A. RegaliaNicholas Quinn RosenkranzMarco RubioNathan A. SalesBill SamuelJulian SanchezAntonin ScaliaEugene ScaliaDavid B. SentelleJefferson B. SessionsAnn ShalleckPaul SingerSherwin SiyHeather L. SlavkinJerry E. SmithHernando SotoDonald SpecterLuther StrangeDavid R. StrasJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesStuart S. TaylorClarence ThomasDaniel P. TokajiJohn TomasiLaurence H. TribeTimothy M. TymkovichEugene VolokhHans A. von SpakovskyPeter J. WallisonBenjamin WittesDavid YellenWilliam R. YeomansJohn C. YooTodd Zywicki
Sponsors:
The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036