Kelli Alces Williams

Kelli Alces Williams

Kelli Alces Williams

Matthews & Hawkins Professor of Property and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A202A
Phone: 850.644.5079


J. D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, 2005
B.A., Government, College of William and Mary, 2001

Professor Kelli Alces Williams has been a member of the Florida State University College of Law faculty since 2007. Her scholarship has addressed corporate governance, fiduciary duties, trust, and consumer expectations in sophisticated markets. She teaches courses on Contracts, Corporations, Securities Regulation, Bankruptcy, Property, and Trusts and Estates. 

Professor Williams has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School, the George Mason University School of Law, the University of Iowa College of Law, and the University of Richmond School of Law. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, the University of Illinois Law Review, the Journal of Corporation Law, and the Wake Forest Law Review, among other journals. 

Professor Williams received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law and her B.A. from The College of William & Mary.


Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Rewritten (co-editor with A. Choike & U. Rodrigues) (Cambridge University Press 2022)

Introduction (with A. Choike & U. Rodrigues), in Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Rewritten (co-editor with A. Choike & U. Rodrigues) (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2022)

Self-Interested Fiduciaries and Invulnerable Beneficiaries: When Fiduciary Duties Don’t Fit, in Fiduciary Duties in Business (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2021)

Leaders Are Not Fiduciaries, 72 Ala. L. Rev. 363 (2020)

Market-Based Innovation in Consumer Protection, 51 Conn. L. Rev. 155 (2019)

Externalizing Board Governance Means Changing the Board’s Function, 74 Bus. Law. 297 (2019)