Alice M. Thomas

Associate Professor

J.D., Howard University


Biography

Professor Alice Martin Thomas is a tenured associate professor of law here at Howard University School of Law. She has been teaching since 1993. She teaches tax and commercial law, including Federal Individual Income Taxation, Nonprofit/Tax-Exempt Organizations, Contracts, Secured Transactions and Sales.  In 1989, she was the first graduate of Howard University’s JD/MBA Dual Degree program. She graduated with honors (i.e., cum laude) from the law school and as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Academic Honor Society from the School of Business. While a student at Howard, Professor Thomas was editor-in-chief of the Howard Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court team. In the practice of law, she was engaged in private practice where she specialized in international tax planning and controversy, commercial transactions, nonprofit law and employment discrimination. She has been a full-time member of the Howard Law faculty since 2007.

She came to Howard from the University of the District of Columbia, David A Clarke School of Law, where she was a tenured law professor, and a member of that law faculty for 11 years. She is a Carnegie Scholar of Teaching and Learning, and publishes in the fields of the scholarship of teaching and learning, tax-exempt law and critical race theory and wealth, among other topics. She is a member of the District of Columbia and United States Supreme Court bars, and formerly a member of the Illinois Bar.

She frequently is  to speak on topics related to teaching and student learning.