My name is Will Thomas, and I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy
at the University of Michigan. 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.
My research takes place at the intersection of philosophy, criminal law, and corporate law. I write predominantly on issues of collective 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.