First Black director of Cook County Public Defender office. Chaired ABA Criminal Justice Section.
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Randolph Stone directs the University of Chicago’s Criminal & Juvenile Justice Project Clinic, which offers law and social work students the supervised opportunity to provide quality representation to children and adults.
He was the Director of the Mandel Clinic from 1991 to 2001 and previously served as the Public Defender of Cook County where he was responsible for management of a $32M budget and leadership for a 750 person law office. He has also served as deputy director for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, partner in the Chicago firm of Stone & Clark, attorney with the Criminal Defense Consortium of Cook County, and as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow for the Neighborhood Legal Service Program in Washington, DC.
Stone is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section. He serves on several boards and committees including Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., the Federal Defender Program, and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. In addition to clinical legal education, his teaching and writing interests have included criminal law, juvenile justice, the legal profession, indigent defense, race and criminal justice, evidence, and trial advocacy. Stone attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his JD from the University of Wisconsin.