Martin J. Stone

Professor of Law


B.A., Brandeis University
J.D., Yale University
B. Phil, Oxford University
Ph.D., Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Elements of Law
Law and Literature
Legal Philosophy


Professor Stone joined the Cardozo faculty after 10 years at Duke University, where he held a joint appointment in the law school and the philosophy department and was an adjunct professor in the literature program. He has taught at Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Michigan, The Committee on Soical Though at University of Chicago, and is currently an adjunct professor of philosophy at the New School University Graduate Faculty.

Among his many honors, he graduated from Brandeis summa cum laude with highest departmental honors, was a Marshall Scholar at Balliol College, was a fellow at the National Humanities Center, and won the George Plimpton Adams Prize for his doctoral dissertation. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. One of the nation's leading scholars of the philosophy of law, Professor Stone has written widely on torts, Kant, Wittgenstein, formalism, and interpretation. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Professor Stone is an accomplished pianist, having studied at the California Institute of the Arts and the Tanglewood Music Festival.

Contact Information


Cardozo School of Law
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New York, NY 10003