Geoffrey R. Stone

University of Chicago Law School
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. A member of the law faculty since 1973, he has served as both Dean of the University of Chicago Law School and Provost of the University of Chicago. He served as a law clerk to Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court. A leading scholar of the First Amendment, he has published several books and more than one hundred articles in the field of constitutional law. His book Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism (2004) received numerous awards. Currently he is chief editor of the fifteen-volume series Inalienable Rights. His new book, Sexing the Constitution, will explore the historical evolution in Western culture of the intersection of sex, religion, and law. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society, a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society, and a member of the American Law Institute. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990.

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