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Geoffrey R. Stone

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. Mr. Stone received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1971, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review. After serving as law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, he joined the faculty of the Law School in 1973. Mr. Stone has served as Dean of the Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002).

Mr. Stone is the author or co-author of many books on constitutional law, including Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime (2004), which received eight national book awards, War and Liberty: An American Dilemma (2007), and Top Secret: When the Government Keeps Us in the Dark (2007). Mr. Stone is currently chief editor of a twenty-volume series, Inalienable Rights, which is published by Oxford University Press. He is an editor of the Supreme Court Review, a former chair of the Board of the American Constitution Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Law Institute, and the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.


B.S., 1968, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 1971, University of Chicago