The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice & Ethics at the University of Maryland, College Park, develops comprehensive solutions to the prevailing ethical questions and systemic challenges posed by growing structural inequities that increase societal disparities.

Such challenges disproportionately impact historically disadvantaged and marginalized communities—denying the civil rights and human dignity of those most vulnerable in ways that threaten to rend the very fabric of our democracy. 

Through our signature programs, strategic initiatives, applied research projects, and advocacy for ethical public policy reforms, the Judge AW Center strives to advance social justice. As critically engaged thought leaders, we are dedicated to addressing the ethical dilemmas that confront our communities, our state, our country, and future generations throughout the world.