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 interests lie at the intersection of media, technology, and the First Amendment. In particular, he hopes to explore how governments are outsourcing the regulation of online expressive activity to private actors, especially through speech codes and civil liability. He is also interested in civil procedure, federal courts, and comparative and transnational law.

Thomas grew up in England and France. He received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and then studied Political Science, History, and Sociology at 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. He spent his summers in San Francisco, as an intern for the Honorable William Alsup of the Northern District of California and as a summer associate working on intellectual property matters at Keker & Van Nest LLP. During law school, he also worked on several petitions and briefs in the United States 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.

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