Casandra L. Thomson

Clinical Professor of Law


Casey Thomson teaches first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing. She also teaches Negotiation and Writing in Civil Practice: Sports Arbitration for upper-level students.

Thomson joined the Duke Law faculty in 2015, and received the law school's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018. Prior to coming to Duke, Thomson was an attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles. She was a member of the litigation department, and her practice focused on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, RICO, fraud, and insolvency-related matters. She regularly practiced in both state and federal courts, and appeared in arbitral proceedings before the Players’ Status Committee of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Thomson clerked for the Honorable John F. Walter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Thomson received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2000, and her bachelor of arts with distinction in political science from the University of Michigan in 1998. She is a member of the bars of California and Illinois, as well as a number of federal district and appellate courts.