Randolph Stone directs the Criminal & Juvenile Justice Project Clinic, which offers law and social work students the supervised opportunity to provide quality representation to children and adults. In addition to clinical legal education, his teaching and writing interests have included criminal law, juvenile justice, the legal profession, indigent defense, race and criminal justice, evidence, and trial advocacy. He was the director of the Mandel Clinic from 1991 to 2001 and previously served as the Public Defender of Cook County.
He has also served as deputy director for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, partner in the Chicago firm of Stone & Clark, attorney with the Criminal Defense Consortium of Cook County, and as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow for the Neighborhood Legal Service Program in Washington, DC. Stone is a past chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. He serves on several boards and committees including Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., the Federal Defender Program, and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.