Robert Williams is a lecturer at Yale Law School and a Senior Fellow of Yale’s China Law Center. He received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Following law school, he clerked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice and for The Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was also an attorney in private practice.

Last Updated: May 2, 2014



‘Community Corrections’ and the Road Ahead for Re-Education Through Labor

Robert Williams
Chinese and foreign observers welcomed the recent announcement that the Chinese government will “abolish”—not merely reform—the administrative punishment system known as re-education through labor (RTL). The proclamation, part of a sixty-point...