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Alice Thomas

  • Faculty, Law Department


Associate Professor

J.D., Howard University

Professor Alice Martin Thomas is a tenured associate professor of law 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 (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 Charles Hamilton Houston Moot Court team. In practice, 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 (and Mentor Scholar) through the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  She has presented at National and International Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) conferences and served as a mentor at many of those conferences. She publishes in the fields of the scholarship of teaching and learning, tax-exempt law and critical race theory and wealth. 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 invited to speak on topics related to teaching and student learning, and welcomes your inquiry.