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Professor Thomas Mack
Tom MackThomas Mack
Professor of Law

B.A., summa cum laude, Loras College, 1961; J.D., University of Chicago School of Law, 1964.

Tom Mack teachingProfessor Mack teaches Torts, Evidence, Remedies, Constitutional Law and Federal Courts. His legal experience includes private practice, government positions, and neighborhood legal services work in Chicago and San Francisco. He was the founding Dean, and Professor of Law at the New College of California. He was a professor, the Clinical Dean, and the Dean at Antioch School of Law. He served as the first Chair of the Board of Trustees of the District of Columbia School of Law.

Professor Mack has been involved in substantial pro bono litigation over the years, including work with Martin Luther King in Chicago; with Cesar Chavez in California; with whistleblowers across the country; with reporters protecting sources; with lawyers, law students, and judges facing disciplinary proceedings; with political candidates denied a place on the ballot; with citizens and prisoners beaten by police or prison guards; and with clients facing various forms of illegal discrimination. More recently, Professor Mack has represented lawyers improperly excluded by the D.C. Superior Court from representing indigent criminal defendants and has participated in class action litigation against the San Francisco Superior Court which put an end to its illegal practice of assessing excessive court costs against small claims defendants. He recently argued and won a First Amendment freedom of religion case in the Maryland Court of Appeals. During the summer 2011 semester, he went to Arizona and assisted the Special Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation, a former student, in filing a 36 million dollar lawsuit against numerous current and former Navajo legislators and officials, seeking restitution of monies misappropriated from indigent assistance programs to the personal benefit of the legislators and officials. 

Telephone: (202) 274-7324


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