Thomas G. Stacy

Professor of Law
Primary office:
413 Green Hall

A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Tom Stacy joined the KU Law faculty in 1986. He was a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court and in private practice in Washington, D.C., before beginning his teaching career. Stacy's teaching and research focus on criminal law, constitutional law and health law. An innovative thinker, his scholarship has become highly respected.

Courses Taught:
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Health Law and Policy

Representative Publications
"The Underfederalization of Crime," 6 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 247 (1997)(co-author); "Does Federalism Promote Liberty?," 5 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 15 (Spring 1996); "Euthanasia and the Supreme Court's Competing Conceptions of Religious Liberty," 10 Issues in Law and Medicine 55 (1994); "Reconciling Reason and Religion: On Dworkin and Religious Freedom," 63 George Washington Law Review 1 (1994); "Death, Privacy, and the Free Exercise of Religion," 77 Cornell Law Review 490 (1992); "The Search for the Truth in Constitutional Criminal Procedure," 91 Columbia Law Review 1369 (1991).

J.D., University of Michigan, 1983, Articles Editor, Michigan Law Review; B.A., University of Michigan, 1979.

Virginia 1985

Career History
Clerk, John C. Godbold, U.S. Court of Appeals 1982-83; Clerk, Richard L. Williams, U.S. District Court, Eastern District 1983-84; Associate, Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker, DC, 1984-86; Visiting Associate Professor, Kansas 1986-88; Associate Professor 1988-92; Professor, 1992-present; Consortium Professor, London, Spring 1999.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance