Kenneth Williams


Professor Kenneth Williams is a Professor at South Texas College of Law Houston, where he teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, capital punishment, international human rights and international criminal law.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor Williams is also a national expert on Capital Punishment.  He is the author of a recently published book on the death penalty, “Most Deserving of Death?” and has also authored numerous law review articles.  Professor Williams was selected as a Fulbright Specialist and during the summer of 2013, he taught a course on the American Legal System at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil.  Professor Williams has also taught in summer abroad programs in Argentina, Chile, and Canada and has been invited to participate in lectures abroad.  Professor Williams has represented several death row inmates during their federal habeas corpus proceedings.  In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari that Professor Williams prepared on behalf of his client, Raymond Martinez.  He has also been successful before both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in obtaining relief for inmates who were sentenced to death in violation of their constitutional rights.  Professor Williams has made numerous media appearances discussing issues related to criminal law and capital punishment. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Charlotte Observer, Beaumont Enterprise, Texas Tribune and has appeared on FOX 26, KTRK-TV and KUHF-TV and numerous radio shows including National Public Radio.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law

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