Casandra L. Thomson

Senior Lecturing Fellow


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

Before joining the Duke Law faculty in 2015, Thomson was an attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles.  She was a member of the litigation department, and her practice focused on sports law and complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, RICO, fraud, and insolvency-related matters.  Thomson 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 bachelor of arts with distinction in political science from the University of Michigan in 1998, and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2000.   She is a member of the bars of California and Illinois, as well as a number of federal district and appellate courts.