Thomas is Professor of Law at King's College London. He works in the fields of arbitration, transnational commercial law, and legal theory. His main current projects are interdisciplinary studies of international arbitration (law and political science, law and literature, law and philosophy) dealing with legitimacy issues in arbitration, the conditions of production of arbitration scholarship and other knowledge about arbitration, dispute settlement and justice values in arbitration, the mechanics of arbitration's resistance to wider social influence, and factors of arbitrator decision-making. He is also completing a long-term doctrinal study of the role of the principle of comity in private and public international law. Thomas is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, and an editorial board member of four further journals and books series on arbitration, international law, transnational law, and legal philosophy. His work has been awarded the Jubilee Prize of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.
International arbitration (commercial and investment), international law, transnational law (theory and application in business), legal philosophy (epistemology, rule of law, law & literature, analytic legal philosophy), investment law.
In October 2010 Dr. Schultz discussed the topic "What is the role of an investment arbitrator?" as part of the OGEMID guest programme.