Thomas E. Kadri

Assistant Professor of Law

M.A., University of St Andrews
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
Ph.D., Yale Law School (expected 2020)


Regulating Digital Abuse

Biographical Information: 

Thomas E. Kadri joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in the fall of 2020 as an assistant professor. Also at UGA, he holds a courtesy appointment at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and serves as an affiliate faculty member at the Institute for Women’s Studies.

Kadri’s research focuses on torts, cybercrime, privacy, and how law regulates technology and information. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including the UCLA Law ReviewTexas Law ReviewUtah Law ReviewMaryland Law Review, and Michigan Law Review. He has also been published in media outlets including The New York Times and Slate.

Before entering academia, Kadri served as a judicial clerk for Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Thomas Griesa of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has also worked as a visiting scholar at Insper São Paulo and an adjunct professor at New York Law School. 

Born and raised in England, Kadri earned his undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. While in law school, he served as executive editor of the Michigan Law Review, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and received the Henry M. Bates Award—the school’s highest honor. He also attended Emory University as a Bobby Jones Scholar and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Yale Law School, where he is a Mellon Fellow.

Publications & Activities


Platforms as Blackacres, 68 UCLA L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021).

Digital Gatekeepers, 99 Texas L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021).

Networks of Empathy, 2020 Utah L. Rev. 1075 (2020).

Drawing Trump Naked: Curbing the Right of Publicity to Protect Public Discourse, 78 Md. L. Rev. 899 (2019).

Fumbling the First Amendment: The Right of Publicity Goes 2–0 Against Freedom of Expression
112 Mich. L. Rev. 1519 (2014).

The Tools of Political Dissent: A First Amendment Guide to Gun Registries
112 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 124 (2014).


"Cy Près Settlements in Privacy Class Actions," in Class Actions in Privacy Law (Ignacio Cofone ed., Routledge, forthcoming 2020) (with Ignacio Cofone).


The Legal Implications of Synthetic and Manipulated Media, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2019).

How Supreme a Court?, Slate (2018).

How to Make Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ Work, N.Y. Times (2018).

Speech v. Speakers, Slate (2018).