Shailin Thomas
Shailin Thomas
Student Fellow Alumnus
2016-2017

Student Fellow Alumnus

During his fellowship, Shailin Thomas was a second year law student in a joint MD/JD program between Harvard Law School and the New York University School of Medicine. He received a B.S. from Yale University, where he studied cognitive neuroscience—exploring the anatomy and physiology behind social phenomena. His interests lie at the intersection of clinical medicine and the legal forces that shape it. Prior to law school, Shailin worked on both the administrative and clinical sides of health care, and as a research associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. During law school, he remained an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center and served as Outreach Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. A proponent of privacy and freedom of expression, Shailin has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut. For his fellowship project, he explored best practices for eyewitness testimony gathering procedures and their potential similarities to medical malpractice standards in a paper entitled “Eyewitness Malpractice: A Tort Solution for Faulty Eyewitness Testimony Procedures.” After his fellowship, Shailin continued his legal and medical studies.