Professor Thomas received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Kenyon College in 1965 and his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1968. In 1970, after two years in private practice, he became assistant director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. From 1972 to 1975, he was the director of the Woodlawn Criminal Defense Consortium, a criminal defense litigation teaching program at the University of Chicago. From 1975 until joining the faculty of Chicago-Kent in January 1979, Professor Thomas was a partner in the Chicago firm of Clark, Thomas & Piers. He teaches courses in criminal procedure at the law school.
Prohibiting Prosecutorial Vindictiveness While Protecting Prosecutorial Discretion: Toward a Principled Resolution of a Due Process Dilemma, (with C.P. Erlinder), Northwestern Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1985)
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