Jack F. WilliamsProfessor of Law
I am a Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, where I teach and/or conduct research in a number of areas, including Admiralty, Bankruptcy, Business and Commercial Law, Tax, Sports Law, and Islamic Law (Sharia). Presently, my business and bankruptcy law research has focused on the admissibility of financial expert testimony in bankruptcy courts, the emerging duties of directors and officers of insolvent corporations, and financial fraud and corporate accounting issues. My Islamic law research has focused on the role of diversity within Islam and the treatment of violent or deviant behavior under Sharia. In 2004, I was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.
In January 2002, I completed my tenure as the 2001 American Bankruptcy Institute Robert M. Zinman Scholar in Residence in Alexandria, Virginia. For the years 2001 -- 2003, I was selected by the Editors of the Turnarounds and Workouts Journal as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Bankruptcy Academics in the country and as one of the Top Ten Bankruptcy Tax and Accounting Professionals in the country. For the academic year 1999-2000, I was a Visiting Professor at St. John's University School of Law in New York, where I taught in the inaugural year of the Bankruptcy LL.M. Program. For the summer 2004, I was a Visiting Professor at New York Law School, where I taught in the Tax LL.M. Program. For the 2004-2005 academic year, I am the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor Scholar in Residence where I am conducting research on credit management and the use of various techniques to uncover financial fraud. Additionally, I also consult with BDO Seidman, LLP, New York, in the areas of Bankruptcy and Financial Advisory Services, Insolvency Taxation, Corporate Security, and Fraud and Fraudulent Transfer Investigations.
In the past, I had the honor of serving as the Tax Adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission ('NBRC') and as Chair of the Tax Advisory Committee to the NBRC. I have served as an instructor for the IRS/NYU Continuing Professional Education Program, where I have taught Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation through the IRS Satellite Distance Learning Program. I have testified before the House and Senate committees on pending bankruptcy and tax legislation. I am a frequent lecturer on the subjects that I study. I have written three books and over one hundred articles and papers.I am presently the faculty advisor to the Federalist Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. I am active in several College of Law Committees, including the Academic Enrichment Committee (chair 2003-present) and the Student Honor Code Committee. I mentor a number of law students and supervise several independent studies each semester.
I am a 1985 graduate (high honors) of the George Washington University National Law School, where I was elected to the Order of the Coif. After clerking for the Honorable William J. Holloway, Jr., Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, from 1985-1987, I served as an associate with the Dallas, Texas law firm of Hughes & Luce from 1987-1991. I joined the law faculty at Georgia State University in 1991. I am a member of the Texas and Pennsylvania bars, several federal bars, and the Native American Bar Association. I am also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, and the ABA.
Jack F. Williams
E-mail: jwilliams@@E R A S Egsu.edu
Business and Commercial Law
Commercial and Real Estate Transactions
Limited Liability Companies
Science and Law
Security Interests and Liens
Courses Taught: Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, Admiralty, Basic Bankruptcy, Sports Law, Bankruptcy Taxation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Basic Income Tax, Multistate Taxation