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Anthony C. Thompson  

Author & Professor at NYU Law

Anthony C. Thompson has been in the NYU Law Faculty for over 20 years. He teaches courses related to criminal law and civil litigation, race, and leadership. He is the founding faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at New York University. In addition to his clinical law work, Professor Thompson also teaches a seminar on leadership and the law as well as an undergraduate course on race and criminal law.

Thompson is part of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Research Network and has provided executive education to a number of global companies focusing on leadership and strategy execution. Prof. Thompson is the author of Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities. Thompson takes an in-depth look at the issues of reentry, race, and politics. In his book A Perilous Path Thompson has a candid discussion about race inequality and the law with some of the most brilliant legal minds of our time: Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch and Bryan Stevenson.

His book, Dangerous Leaders (Stanford University Press) explores the role of lawyers as leaders and the type of preparation that lawyers need to lead. Thompson was recognized by El Diario in 2011 with “The EL” award, as one of the “outstanding Latinos in the Tri-State area,” for his community service. Thompson is on the board of several nonprofits and serves on the Governor Cuomo’s Reentry Council. He earned his JD at Harvard Law School and his BS Ed from Northwestern University.

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