Geoffrey Richard Stone

University of Chicago Law School
Lawyer; Educator; Academic administrator
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Mr. Stone joined the faculty in 1973, after serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. He later served as Dean of the Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002).

Professor Stone is the author of many books on constitutional law, including National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press (2021); Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court (2019); The Free Speech Century (2018); Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century (2017); Speaking Out: Reflections of Law, Liberty and Justice (2010, 2016, 2018); The NSA Report (2014); Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark (2007), War and Liberty: An American Dilemma (2007), Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime (2004), and Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era (Chicago 2002). He is also an editor of two leading casebooks, Constitutional Law (8th ed. 2018) and The First Amendment (6th ed. 2020). Professor Stone is an editor of the Supreme Court Review and chief editor of a twenty-five-volume series, of books on constitutional law, titled Inalienable Rights, which is being published by the Oxford University Press.

Professor Stone was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, which evaluated the government’s foreign intelligence surveillance programs in the wake of Edward Snowden’s leaks. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the America Law Institute, the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Philosophical Society. Professor Stone has also served as Chair of the Board of the American Constitution Society and Chair of the Chicago Children’s Choir.

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