Thomas Colby

Thomas Colby
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; John Theodore Fey Research Professor
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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Thomas Colby joined the GW Law faculty in 2003. He teaches constitutional law and civil procedure, and was chosen by vote of the graduating classes of 2006 and 2017 as the recipient of the law school's Distinguished Faculty Service Award. His articles have been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Minnesota Law Review, among others. Following law school, where he served as supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review and was awarded the Sears Prize, Professor Colby clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice David H. Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States. He then spent several years practicing constitutional law in the Supreme Court and appellate practice group of Mayer Brown's Washington, D.C., office, and served for two years as a Bigelow Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School. From 2014 to 2017, Professor Colby served as the GW Law's Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. 

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BA, Duke University; JD, Harvard University