Thomas J. Schoenbaum is presently the Harold S. Shefelman Professor of Law at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan and his PhD degree from Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (UK). He is also Research Professor of Law at George Washington University in Washington DC. He is a practicing lawyer, admitted in several U.S. states and before the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was Associate Dean at Tulane University in New Orleans.
For twenty years he served as Dean Rusk Professor and Executive Director of the Dean Rusk Center at the University of Georgia. He lived in Japan for 10 years, teaching as Professor of Graduate Studies at the International Christian University.
Professor Schoenbaum lectures all over the world and is the author of many books and articles on International Economic Law, Business Law, International Environmental law and Maritime Law.