“Tom Freeman is the best professor you will ever have at Creighton University. He is the most genuine man that has ever taught. He wants all students to success. He wants to get to know all students.” That’s Tom according to one of his students. Spoiler: a gaggle of other students are effusive in their praise of Tom, which you can find at www.thomasfreeman.com/student-evaluations.
If you were to ask Tom, he would say his passion is finding solutions to complex and intractable problems—a passion he has deployed in advising and representing individuals, corporations, county governments, the State of Nebraska, and Native American tribes and entities on matters including commercial contracts, litigation and risk management, corporate governance, and employment law.
His work as Adjunct Professor includes courses on negotiation, ADR, and business law at Creighton Law School and Heider College of Business. He focuses on preparing his students for the legal and ethical challenges created by Big Data, artificial intelligence, business analytics, fintech, algorithmic bias, and other emerging technologies. His experience in legal tech dates back to grad school when Tom helped design and implement the eBay/PayPal Community Court, a ground-breaking user-driven online dispute resolution system. Furthering that passion, Tom is the founding member of the Institute for Digital Humanity where he works with the Anti-Defamation League to design a national high school and college curriculum on algorithmic bias.
So what Tom really knows is how and why computers and artificial intelligence don’t always nail it when it comes to the human stuff.