Thomas RafterThomas is a 1L at Georgetown Law in Cohort 7 of the Business Law Scholars program. After law school, he would like to clerk in a federal court for a year or two and then transition to complex commercial litigation work at a firm. He’s also interested in appellate litigation and regulatory law, and has a particular academic interest in methods of statutory and constitutional interpretation. On campus, he is a member of the Corporate and Financial Law Organization and is a 1L Delegate for the Energy Law Club. This summer he will be working as a Summer Associate at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP in New York City.


Thomas began his undergraduate degree at Kansas State University and later transferred to Wichita State University where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Biological Sciences and Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. He was the President and Treasurer of the Pre-Law Student Association and a Student Senator in the Student Government Association.

Prior to law school, Thomas was a Government Affairs Coordinator for Watkins Public Strategies in Topeka, Kansas where he had the opportunity to engage with state-level elected officials and gained valuable experience in the law making process. He has previously held positions as the Communications Manager for the Kansas State Treasurer, a file clerk in the Estate Planning and Probate Department at Hinkle Law Firm, and a phlebotomist in a hospital laboratory. Growing up he spent a lot of time at his Grandfather’s farm where he learned the value of an honest days work.

Beyond Law School

Thomas is from Wichita, Kansas. When he has free time, he enjoys weightlifting and fitness as well as reading existentialist novels and philosophy.

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Wichita State University, BA Biological Sciences and Political Science, Cum Laude, 2022

Georgetown University Law Center, JD, Anticipated 2026