Tom Ross earned a B.A with High Honors in Philosophy and a J.D from the University of Virginia, graduating from the law school with the Order of the Coif and having served as a member of the Virginia Law Review. Before entering academics, he worked for the Wall Street firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and the Washington, D.C., law firm of Hogan & Hartson.
Professor Ross currently teaches and writes primarily in the field of legal ethics. In addition to his academic work, Professor Ross serves as an ethics consultant and expert witness. His most recent engagements include working on behalf of the lead plaintiff in the Enron civil litigation and serving as an expert witness for the SEC in an enforcement action. He is co-author of the new legal ethics hornbook, The Law and Ethics of Contemporary Legal Practice (West forthcoming 2009).
Professor Ross is also a scholar of national standing in the field of race and poverty. He is the author of Just Stories: How the Law Embodies Racism and Bias (Beacon Press 1996) as well as numerous articles published in various law journals, including the Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, and Texas Law Review.