Two University of Chicago scholars have been honored for their extraordinary contributions to teaching and student life within the UChicago community.
Profs. Mark Siegler and Geoffrey R. Stone are the recipients of this year’s Norman Maclean Faculty Award. Established in 1997, the awards are named in honor of Prof. Norman Maclean, PhD’40, the critically acclaimed author of A River Runs Through It who taught at UChicago for 40 years.
The Alumni Association and the Alumni Board will present the awards during a Nov. 5 ceremony—an event which will also recognize 10 other winners of the 2021 Alumni Awards for their professional achievements and service on behalf of the University.
Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. After serving as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court, Stone joined the faculty in 1973. Stone has served as dean of the Law School (1987–1994) and provost of the University of Chicago (1994–2002).
Stone is the author or co-author of many books on constitutional law, including National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On (2021); Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court(2020); The Free Speech Century (2019); Sex and the Constitution (2017); Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us In the Dark (2007); War and Liberty (2007); and Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime (2004), which won eight national book awards.
Stone is also the co-editor of one of the nation’s leading constitutional law casebooks and chief editor of a 25-volume series, Inalienable Rights, published by Oxford University Press. He has been an editor of The Supreme Court Review for thirty years.
Stone is 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. In 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Stone to the five-member NSA review group, which produced an influential report following up on the Edward Snowden disclosures. He then served as a senior advisor to the director of national intelligence, and in 2014 he chaired the faculty committee that drafted the University of Chicago’s statement on free expression, which has since been adopted by more than 60 colleges and universities across the nation.
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