Ken Randall

Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean and George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law

JD, Hofstra University; JSD, Columbia University; LLM, Columbia University; LLM, Yale University

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Contact Information

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  • Phone: 703-993-8352
  • Office: Room 209, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Dean Randall joined the Scalia Law faculty, and began his deanship, in late 2020. He started his legal career with the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. His academic career began in 1985 when he joined Alabama Law's faculty. Eight years later, he became dean of Alabama Law, a role he held for two decades. Dean Randall's tenure at Alabama was a period of significant transformation as he established the first online LLM delivered by an ABA-accredited law school and propelled Alabama’s U.S. News ranking from 96 to 21, then the greatest jump in the history of the U.S. News law school rankings. He was named as one of the last decade’s “Transformative Deans.”
 
Dean Randall received a JD from Hofstra, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and Outstanding Law Graduate; an LLM from Yale; and an LLM and JSD from Columbia. His original subject area was International Law; his research and writing has appeared in the Columbia, Texas, Minnesota, Washington University (St. Louis), Ohio State, and N.Y.U. International law reviews, and Duke University Press published his International Law book. Randall later moved into teaching business-related courses; mid-career he took executive education courses at Harvard Business School and the Columbia Business School. The Alabama law students voted Randall the Outstanding Professor in his second year teaching, while BLSA twice chose Randall as its Professor of the Year. He has served the American Bar Association as an inspector for the re-accreditation of more than a dozen law schools throughout the nation. He chaired the ABA committee from which legal education’s distance education rules originated.
 
In addition to his academic accomplishments, Dean Randall has also excelled as an entrepreneur. In 2013, he founded iLaw Distance Education, which became the market leader in distance education. In 2017, iLaw was acquired by BARBRI Holdings, through Leeds Capital (NY), and Dean Randall continued to lead the company until he accepted the Scalia Law deanship. He has served on the boards of a number of both non-profit organizations and privately held businesses. Randall maintains active bar licenses (NY and AL).