Professor of Law and Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr., Distinguished
Scholar. (Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Criminal Adjudication.)
Professor Thomas has a B.S. from the University of Tennessee, an M.F.A.
(creative writing) and J.D. from the University of Iowa, and an LL.M.
and J.S.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining
the Rutgers faculty in 1986, he practiced law in Tennessee and was a
member of the University of Tennessee faculty. He is the author of Double Jeopardy: The History, the Law and the coauthor of The Miranda Debate (with Richard Leo) and Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies, and Perspectives
(with Joshua Dressler). Professor Thomas has published 35 articles.
Some placements include the law reviews of Michigan, Virginia, Texas,
UCLA, NYU, California, and Northwestern. He is currently at work on a
book that explores the appropriate role for criminal procedure in
protecting innocent defendants. He enjoys gardening, jogging, reading
fiction, and working on novels that he never finishes.