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Professor George Thomas, Double Jeopardy and Miranda Warning Expert, to Be Honored by Alumni Association

March 20, 2012 – 

The Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association will present its 2012 Distinguished Service Award to George C. Thomas III, Board of Governors Professor of Law and Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. Distinguished Scholar. Professor Thomas will be honored at a cocktail reception at the law school on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Thomas is a prolific scholar, having published more than 60 articles and several books, the most recent of which is Confessions of Guilt: From Torture to Miranda and Beyond, co-authored with Richard A. Leo and published by the Oxford University Press in March 2012. 

Internationally distinguished experts have praised Thomas’s work in a number of important areas of criminal procedure, including the concept of double jeopardy, and on Miranda and confessions, as well as for his far-reaching impact on rising generations of legal scholars through his textbook, Criminal Procedure, Policies and Perspectives, which is one of the most widely used books on the topic. A member of the Rutgers faculty since 1986, Thomas has added to the life of the law school through his engaging classes and faculty leadership.

Pre-registration is required.  

The Distinguished Service Award was created by the Alumni Association to honor faculty and staff who have contributed to the life of the law school in an exceptional manner. The 2011 honorees were Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and Alfred C. Clapp Distinguished Public Service Professor of Law Paul Tractenberg and former Vice Dean Gregory Mark.