A. Raymond Randolph

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

BS, Drexel University; JD, University of Pennsylvania

Biographical Sketch

The HONORABLE A. RAYMOND RANDOLPH serves as a distinguished adjunct professor of law. Judge Randolph has been on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1990.

Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Randolph had a distinguished legal career, in both the public and private sectors. Judge Randolph clerked for the Honorable Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upon his graduation from law school. Thereafter, he worked as assistant to the solicitor general of the United States, and following two years in private practice, was named deputy solicitor general of the United States (1975-77). Judge Randolph served as special counsel to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (the Ethics Committee) of the U.S. House of Representatives (1979-80), and held a number of other positions, including special assistant attorney general for the states of New Mexico (1985-90), Utah (1986-90), and Montana (1983-90). Judge Randolph operated his own law firm for 10 years (1977-87) before joining the law firm Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, where he practiced law in Washington, D.C., until being appointed to the bench.

Judge Randolph has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center and at the George Mason University School of Law. From 1995-1998, Judge Randolph served as chairman of the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Judge Randolph earned his BS (1966) from Drexel University and JD (1969) summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. Judge Randolph received the James Wilson Award from the University of Pennsylvania Law School Alumni Association in 2002.