Randolph Stone Honored as One of BPI's "40 Who’ve Made a Difference"

June 5, 2009

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of public interest service to the people of the Chicago region, Business and Professional People in the Public Interest (BPI) honored the extraordinary public interest accomplishments of 40 individuals whose vision, tenacity and courage have contributed so much to the people of the Chicago region. The 40 Who’ve Made a Difference Awards were presented at BPI’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Friday, May 1 at the Fairmont Hotel. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered the keynote address.

Randolph N. Stone
, Clinical Professor of Law, was one of the honorees. In their awards notes, BPI wrote: "In and beyond Chicago, Randolph Stone has devoted his entire legal career to ensuring justice, particularly quality legal representation of disadvantaged Americans. Former Cook County Public Defender and now Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, Professor Stone is working to develop the next generation of lawyers and social workers committed to this goal." (Read more here.)

Also honored were five Law School alumni: Leon Despres, ’29; Abner Mikva, ’51; Alexander Polikoff, ’53; George Ranney, ’66; and Robin Steans, ’92. Geoffrey Stone, '71, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, served on the selection committee. Profiles of all the honorees are in the awards book from the event, and photos from the event are available here.