Kathleen DeLaney Thomas

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  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University Law School (2010)
  • J.D., New York University Law School (2005)
  • B.S., Mathematics, College of William and Mary (2001)

Professor Thomas joined UNC School of Law in 2013.  She was previously an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at NYU School of Law from 2011-2013. Professor Thomas practiced tax law in New York for six years, working at Cooley LLP (2007-2011) and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (2005-2007). 

Professor Thomas teaches tax courses and Contracts and writes primarily in the areas of tax policy and behavioral law and economics. In 2018, she received the Frederick B. McCall Award for Teaching Excellence from the graduating class.

Professor Thomas received her B.S. in Mathematics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the College of William & Mary. She received a J.D., cum laude, from NYU School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law.

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