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Charles G. Geyh
John Kimberling Chair of Law
Professor Geyh's teaching and scholarship focus on the operation of state and federal courts in relation to the political branches of government and the legal profession. He is the author of When Courts and Congress Collide: The Struggle for Control of America's Judicial System (University of Michigan Press, 2006), and co-author of Judicial Conduct and Ethics (4th ed., forthcoming, Lexis Law Publishing, 2007, with James Alfini, Steven Lubet, and Jeffrey Shaman). His work on judicial independence, accountability, administration, and ethics has appeared in more than 20 articles, book chapters, and reports.
Professor Geyh is co-reporter to the ABA Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct. He has previously served as reporter to three ABA Commissions: the Commission on the 21st Century Judiciary, the Commission on Public Financing of Judicial Campaigns, and the Commission on the Separation of Powers and Judicial Independence. He has also served as reporter to the Constitution Project Task Force on the Distinction Between Intimidation and Legitimate Criticism of Judges, as director of the American Judicature Society's Center for Judicial Independence, as consultant to the Parliamentary Development Project on Judicial Independence and Administration for the Supreme Rada of Ukraine, as assistant special counsel to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on the impeachment and removal of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen, as consultant to the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal, and as legislative liaison to the Federal Courts Study Committee. Professor Geyh currently serves on the Board of Directors of Justice at Stake and on the Steering Committee of the Constitution Project's Courts Initiative.
A two-time recipient of the IU Trustees' Teaching Award, Professor Geyh teaches courses on civil procedure, legal ethics, federal courts, and the relationship between courts and legislatures.
He received his BA in political science from the University of Wisconsin in 1980 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1983. After law school, he clerked for Judge Thomas A. Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He then worked as an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., and served as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. Professor Geyh began his teaching career in 1991 at the Widener University School of Law and joined the law faculty at Indiana in 1998.