My name is Will Thomas, and I am a recent graduate of the doctoral program at the University of Michigan's Department of Philosophy
. I completed my JD at the University of Michigan Law School in December 2011. From 2012-2013, I served as a law clerk for the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; from 2014-15 I served as an Appellate Litigation Fellow to the Federal Defender's Office
. I am currently in private practice.
My research takes place at the intersection of corporate law, criminal law, and philosophy. I write predominantly on issues of collective agency and accountability, conditions of liability, and theories of punishment. I publish under the name "W. Robert Thomas." (A quick Google search will confirm why I stay away from "Will Thomas
.") You can find a brief overview of my academic information here
, and my CV here
Before beginning my graduate education, I worked as a reporter for the Huffington Post
and for Talking Points Memo
; I covered the Department of Justice and election politics.