Wayne State University
Eric C. Williams
Eric C. Williams
Director of the Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law; Assistant (Clinical) Professor; Director of the Business and Community Law Clinic
Room 1229
(313) 577-9488

Education

J.D., Columbia University School of Law
M.Phil., Magdalene College at Cambridge University
B.A., University of Michigan

Biography

Eric C. Williams directs the Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law. He previously worked in New York in private practice, as an associate at Winston & Strawn, LLP,  as a business litigation associate at Nixon Peabody LLP, and as a managing partner in the Law Firm of Coleman and Williams. He also gained experience in the nonprofit sector as director of development at the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island and as a senior program developer at Focus: HOPE in Detroit.

Williams earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Michigan, a master of philosophy in international relations from Magdalene College at Cambridge University and a juris doctor from Columbia University School of Law.

 

Accomplishments

April 2, 2013
Eric C. Williams was a panel member at the March 29 symposium, "Incubators: Function and Future," at Ohio State University's Moritz School of Law sponsored by Law Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal. On March 27, he delivered a presentation, "Legal Issues for Startups," at D:Hive in Detroit.

In The News

March 1, 2015
Eric C. Williams was quoted in Crain's Detroit Business feature "Wayne State Alumni Group helps new lawyers get experience and startups get legal advice."

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February 26, 2015
Eric C. Williams was quoted in Detroit News report "'Uniting Two Detroits' explores racial gap in revival."

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February 4, 2015
Eric C. Williams was quoted in WCHB radio report "Detroit Collaborative to Host Detroit Entrepreneur Week."

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January 3, 2015
Eric C. Williams was the subject of a column, "Tougher for blacks to join city's rebirth," by Nolan Finley in the Detroit News.

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June 20, 2014
Eric C. Williams was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Patent award filed by Wayne Law clinic for client is a first."

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April 7, 2014
Eric C. Williams was quoted in a Legal News report titled "Wayne Law entrepreneurship program helps Detroit thrive."

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March 10, 2014
Eric C. Williams was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Wayne Law teams place first and second at regionals."

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December 18, 2013
Eric C. Williams was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Wayne Law students help Detroit prosper through their clinic studies."

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August 16, 2013
Eric C. Williams was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Law student immersed in business development."

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August 9, 2013
Eric C. Williams was quoted in a feature article in the Legal News titled "Wayne Law student wins prize in national ABA writing contest."

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April 29, 2013
Eric C. Williams was quoted a Legal News article titled "Transactional law team places third in competition."

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