Professor Geyh takes a look at Judges in Literature.  He traces the origins of the conception of what a “good judge” is, and how well that conception maps into contemporary understandings embedded in the codes of judicial conduct.


Professor Geyh is the John F. Kimberling Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.  He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin in 1980 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin law school in 1983, after which he clerked for the Honorable Thomas A. Clark on the United States Court of Appeals for’ the Eleventh Circuit, worked as an associate at the Washington D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, and served as counsel to the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, before beginning his teaching career in 1991.  He joined the faculty at Indiana University in 1999, has served as the law school’s associate dean for research, and is the recipient of three faculty fellowships, three Trustees’ Teaching Awards and the Leon Wallace Teaching Award.   In 2016, Geyh received an Andrew Carnegie fellowship, and in 2020, he was named  an Indiana University “Distinguished Professor”, the University’s most prestigious academic appointment, and was the recipient of an Indiana University Bicentennial Medal. 

Note to Viewers: This video is made available to promote education and discussion on issues related to state intermediate courts of appeal.  The views expressed in the video, however, are strictly those of the Presenter and do not reflect any opinion of the Council or its members on any issue.