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    Thomas Kadie is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with Minors in Public Policy and History. In his studies, Thomas specialized in a number of topics including Comparative Politics, Political Psychology, and Comparative Human Rights. In 2017, he received the Lipson Essay Prize for an essay addressing how moral licensing can explain the rise of right-wing populism internationally. He also conducted research addressing the relative influence of banks within the Federal Reserve System.

    While at UC Berkeley, Thomas served on the Board of and debated for Parliamentary Debate at Berkeley, where he won the NPTE and NPDA National Tournaments. He also worked as a Debate Coach at Cape Fear Academy and Mission San Jose High School, helping students enhance their ability to develop and deploy persuasive arguments. His students have twice won the NCFL National Championship. Additionally, Thomas served as an Editor in the World Section of the Berkeley Political Review. During his summers, Thomas coached at the National Symposium for Debate in Minneapolis and studied Russian Politics and American Environmental Rhetoric at UC Berkeley.

    At Wood LLP, Thomas aids attorneys in many of the firm’s areas of practice. He engages in research, copy editing, cite checking, factual analysis, and document management.

    University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Political Science, Minors in Public Policy and History, with high distinction, 2019

    2017 Lipson Scholar Essay Prize Recipient