Geoffrey Stone

Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Geoffrey Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at University of Chicago, where he was provost from 1993 to 2002 and law school dean from 1987 to 1993. Stone authored or co-authored many books on constitutional law, including Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime, which received eight national book awards, and Sex and the Constitution. In 2013, he served on the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, appointed by President Obama to evaluate the NSA’s surveillance programs. In 2014, Stone chaired a faculty committee that drafted a Statement on Free Expression for the University of Chicago, which has since been adopted by other academic institutions.

Videos/Audio of Geoffrey Stone

When is the truth the truth, a lie a lie, and what constitutes mere BS in an era that many refer to as “post-truth”? We... See more
“When we [Americans] talk about the rule of law, we assume that we’re talking about a law that promotes freedom, that... See more
The mounting tension between privacy and security hit another inflection point when the FBI filed a suit against Apple... See more
Worry not about the demise of student activism: It is alive and well on the college campus. But worry about something... See more
Regardless the outcome of the 2016 election, a Trump or Clinton victory will transform the future of the Constitution,... See more
Drawing on his forthcoming book Sex and the Constitution, Geoffrey Stone traces the fascinating history of attitudes... See more