Anthony C. Thompson is a Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law. He teaches courses related to criminal law and civil litigation. In his recent book published by NYU Press "Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities," He takes an in-depth look at the issues of Reentry, Race and Politics. Prior to his appointment to the NYU faculty he was in private practice in Richmond, California where he handled criminal, civil, and entertainment matters. Before opening his own practice, Thompson served for nine years as a Deputy Public Defender in Contra Costa County California.
Professor Thompson has published a wide range of articles examining various aspects of the criminal justice system. In 2007 Professor Thompson was awarded the Podell Distinguished Teaching Award by NYU School of Law. He earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School and his B.S. Ed from Northwestern University. Professor Thompson has also been awarded the 2010 New York University Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award.