Thomas G. Stacy

Thomas Stacy
  • Professor of Law

Contact Info

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.


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


Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Health Law and Policy, Special Topics: Federal Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Torts


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.

Selected 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)