“The Amazon is extremely important to the future of the world in which we live. BJF’s efforts there will help all of us including the most vulnerable.

Professor Suja Thomas

Professor of Law – College of Law, University of Illinois 

About me

Suja Thomas is the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, College of Law. She teaches civil procedure, employment discrimination and sports & the law, and has written two books: The Missing American Jury: “Restoring the Fundamental Constitutional Role of the Criminal, Civil and Grand Juries (Cambridge University Press 2016)” and “Unequal: How America’s Courts Undermine Discrimination Law (Oxford University Press 2017)”. Previously, Suja practised law in New York City.

How I relate to the BJF

“My colleague Heidi Hurd met Francisco Martes Porto Macedo in Brazil and asked him to present on BJF at our law school. To say the least I was impressed with the work of BJF and amazed by the effect of the Amazon on the environment. My husband and I are dedicated to causes related to poverty. I am convinced that BJF’s efforts will help prevent future poverty. We are happy to be one of the first 600.”