Thomas Kadri is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale, a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project and a Mellon Fellow. His research focuses on how new technologies affect our conceptions of free speech and the First Amendment. He has written about the relationship between the right of publicity and freedom of expression, publishing in both the Michigan Law Review and the Maryland Law Review. He is now working on a project about the antitrust and pro-competition concerns potentially triggered by private and state regulation of online speech on social media.

Thomas grew up in England and France. He received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and then attended Emory University as a Bobby Jones Scholar. He holds a J.D. from Michigan Law School, where he received the school’s highest honor, the Henry M. Bates Award, and served as Executive Editor for the Michigan Law Review. During law school, he also worked on several petitions and briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts, including on a criminal appeal he argued before the Sixth Circuit and on the marriage-equality litigation that became Obergefell v. Hodges. Before coming to Yale, Thomas clerked on the Ninth Circuit for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown and the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Thomas Griesa. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where he taught a class on Cybercrime.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Robert C. Post, Jack M. Balkin, and Jennifer E. Rothman.

J.D., Michigan Law School
M.A., University of St Andrews

Curriculum Vitae