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Thomas Geisler
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Legal Studies
Hall 300
South Campus


    A.B., Harvard College, 1965 
    J.D., Harvard Law School, 1968 

    Selected Publications

    “Proof of Appropriation of Corporate Business Opportunity by Officer or Director,” 110 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 215 (2009)

    “Proof of Tortious Interference with Prospective Contractual Relations,” 103 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 275 (2008

    “Proof of Matters by Judicial Notice,” 60 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 175 (2001)

    “Proof of Employer Liability for Title VII Sexual Harassment Claims,” 52 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 1 (1999)

    Co-editor, “Trial Practice Newsletter,” American Bar Association Trial Practice Committee (1986 – 1996)


    Tom Geisler is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School. At the latter, he was President of the Harvard Law Record, which is the student newspaper. He served four years as a Navy JAG lawyer, first as assistant legal officer at the Submarine Base in New London, CT (where he served primarily as defense counsel), and second as an appellate defense counsel at the Naval Appellate Review Activities, where he represented servicemen before the appellate military courts. Thereafter, he was a litigator in the New York headquarters of the law firm, Shearman & Sterling, first as an associate and then as partner. He participated in many lawsuits in many areas, such as antitrust, securities regulation, breach of contract, business torts, and accounting arbitrations, in diverse trial and appellate courts. He also wrote nine articles for "Proof of Facts" on various specific legal issues.

    Since 2006, he has taught in the Legal Studies Program at the University of New Haven, first as an adjunct and more recently as a practitioner in residence. Inter alia, he teaches Legal Research and Writing I and II and the senior legal internship course, and he also advises the UNH Mock Trial Team. He also teaches math and law at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus in Groton, CT.


    Other Writings and Publications

    “The Wedding Cup, or Sophonisba’s Chalice and Other Tales (Xlibris 2010) Title work, historical drama which was a semi-finalist in the 2006 Eugene O’Neill Playwright Conference Competition; also three short, comic tales.

    Harvard Law Record, 1966-8 (student newspaper at Harvard Law School), numerous articles and editorials (as reporter, managing editor, and President)

    “Proof of Fraud in the Making of Commercial Paper and the Resulting Consequences,” 93 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 141 (2007)

    “Proof of Fraudulent Inducement of a Contract and Entitlement to Remedies,” 48 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 329 (1998).

    “Proof of Violation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 and of Sanctions Thereunder,”
    47 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 241 (1998).

    “Proof of Basis for, and Grounds for Lifting, Work Product Protection Against Discovery,” 39 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 1 (1996)

    “Proof of Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege,” 32 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d 189 (1995)

    Plus other written work (e.g., article, case note, book review) published in the “JAG Journal” (published by the Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy) in 1971-1972.