Thomas Kadri is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. His research interests lie at the intersection of media, technology, and the First Amendment. In particular, he hopes to explore how governments may outsource to private actors the regulation of expressive activity, especially through speech codes, civil liability, and antidiscrimination laws.

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 and History 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 Southern District of New York and the Ninth Circuit.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Robert C. Post and Jack M. Balkin

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