Thomas Mooney, J.D.

Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Vice-Chair, CIEE Board of Directors


Thomas Mooney is a partner at the law firm of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, where he chairs the firm’s school law practice, representing more than 100 school districts and educational agencies in Connecticut. In addition, Thomas is the author of “A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law” (8th Ed. 2014), published by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE); teaches law and public education at the University of Connecticut Law School; and serves as professor in residence at the Neag School of Education of the University of Connecticut. He also serves as a member of the Commission on International Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Thomas has been honored by both the Connecticut Association of Schools and the CABE with their Friend of Public Education awards, and in 2016 he received the “Connecticut Law Tribune’s” Professional Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Thomas holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree in Germanic language and literature from Yale College.

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