Richard L. Williamson, Jr.
Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
Richard L. Williamson, Jr. is a Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. He teaches introductory and advanced courses in environmental law, alternative dispute resolution, and courses and seminars on international law topics, including public international law, arms control and international environmental law. Rick is the Chair of the Faculty Senate.
Prior to coming to UM Law, Rick was an attorney with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He was Associate Dean from 1997-2000, and was on leave in 2000-2001 under a Fulbright grant to teach law in Leipzig, Germany. For two years, Rick was Interim Chair of the Department of International Studies in the Colleg of Arts and Sciences. He has served as a foreign service officer, as counselor and executive director of the American Foreign Service Association, and as division chief of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Rick earned an A.B. in 1967 from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in 1977 from American University, and a J.D. in 1984 from Harvard Law School.