Edward Stein is a Professor of Law and former Vice Dean of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. At Cardozo, Ed is the founding director of the Gertrud Mainzer Family Law, Policy and Bioethics Program. His scholarship focuses on legal and philosophical topics related to families, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender, reproduction, bioethics cognition, and science. He is author of Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science (Oxford, 1996) and The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation (Oxford, 1999), and editor of the anthology Forms of Desire: Sexual Orientation and the Social Constructionist Controversy (Routledge, 1992).
Ed, who joined the Cardozo faculty in 2000, has taught in the philosophy departments at Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Williams College, and New York University. He has also clerked for Judge Dolores Sloviter of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Ed Stein graduated with a B.A, Williams College, 1987; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992; J.D. Yale Law School, 2000.