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IU Bloomington

Charles G. Geyh

Maurer School of Law

Expert Bio

Charles Geyh, Distinguished Professor and John F. Kimberling Professor in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington, teaches and writes in the areas of judicial conduct, ethics, procedure, independence, accountability and administration.

Geyh has served as an expert witness in the Senate impeachment trial of Federal District Judge G. Thomas Porteous; director of and consultant to the American Bar Association’s Judicial Disqualification Project; and reporter to four American Bar Association commissions: the Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, the Commission on the 21st Century Judiciary, the Commission on the Public Financing of Judicial Campaigns, and the Commission on the Separation of Powers and Judicial Independence.

In 2016, Geyh was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to research and write his most recent book. Also in 2019, Indiana University named Geyh a Distinguished Professor, its most prestigious academic appointment.

He is the author of “Who Is to Judge: Judicial Elections, Judicial Appointments and the Perennial Debate Over Judicial Selection” and “America Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary.” His scholarship has appeared in over 70 books, articles, book chapters, reports and other publications.

Areas of Expertise

Judicial conduct, ethics, procedure, independence, accountability and administration.