Tom is a Michigan Grotius Fellow and an S.J.D. candidate at the University of Michigan Law School. At present, he is the Director of the Human Rights Education and Promotion Office of the Commission of Human Rights of the Philippines and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He also lectures at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law in the Philippines. Tom graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines and a Juris Doctor degree (second honors) from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School in the Philippines. He earned his Master of Laws degree in 2017 from Michigan as a DeWitt Scholar and received The Jon Henry Kouba Prize for Best Student Paper (International Peace and Security Winner) and a Certificate of Merit for Impact of Human Rights on International Law from Professor Bruno Simma. Aside from teaching, prior to coming to Michigan, he has worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Philippine government. He is a recipient of the DILA Prize for Young Scholars from the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia for his work on the interface of international law in the Philippine court and the S. James Anaya Award for Excellence in International Legal Scholarship from the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. His works, among others, are published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law (forthcoming), Forced Migration Review, Refuge, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Michigan Journal of International Law (online), Asian Journal of International Law, Ateneo Law Journal, Philippine Law Journal, Quilted Sightings, and the Asian Yearbook of International Law.