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Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams
Department Chair
(818) 677- 2905
Office location:
JH 3121


Melanie Stallings Williams is a professor and chair of the Department of Business Law at California State University, Northridge. She teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels, with courses including traditional Business Law core courses along with Marketing Law, Intellectual Property Law, Ethics, Negotiation, in the MBA Introduction to Contemporary Business cross-disciplinary course and in the university’s Sustainability program.  Her areas of academic research include antitrust law, intellectual property, ethics, biotechnology, small business programs and pedagogy.  

Some publications include:

Melanie Stallings Williams & Dennis A. Halcoussis, Unions and Democracy: When Do Nonmembers Have Voting Rights?, J. of Business & Technology Law (2014).

A. Lynn Phillips, G. Michael Phillips & Melanie Stallings Williams, What’s Good in Theory May be Flawed in Practice: Potential Legal Consequences of Poor Implementation of a Theoretical Sample, 9 Hastings Business Law Journal 77 (2012).

Gerlinde Berger-Walliser, Melanie Stallings Williams, Björn Walliser & Mark Bender, Bavarian Blondes Don’t Need a Visa: A Comparative Law Analysis of Ambush Marketing, 21 Tulane J. of International and Comparative Law 1 (2012).

Michael A. Williams, Kevin Kreitzman, Melanie Stallings Williams & William M. Havens, Estimating Monopoly Power with Economic Profits, U.C. Davis Business Law Journal (Spring, 2010).

Allan B. Cooper, Kim R. Greenhalgh, & Melanie Stallings Williams, Too Close For Comfort: Application of Shareholder’s Derivative Actions to Disputes Involving Closely Held Corporations, 9 U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, Issue 2 (Spring, 2009).

W. Hosek and M. Williams, Strategies for Reducing Academic Dishonesty, 21 J. of Legal Studies in Education 87 (2003).

R. Preston McAfee, Kenneth Hendricks, Joshua M. Fried, Melanie Stallings Williams & Michael A. Williams, Measuring Anticompetitive Effects of Mergers when Buyer Power is Concentrated, 79 Texas L. Rev. 1621 (2001).

Joshua Fried, R. Preston McAfee, Michael A. Williams, Melanie Stallings Williams, Collusive Bidding in the Market for Corporate Control, 79 Nebraska L. Rev. 48 (2000).

R. P. McAfee, D. Vincent, M. Williams & M. Havens (Williams), Collusive Bidding in Hostile Takeovers, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (MIT Press, 1994).

Professor Williams has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and J.D. from Boston University School of Law.  She is a member of the State Bar of California and practices in the areas of civil litigation, business matters and intellectual property.

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