Law 2023: KEN RANDALL
ALLISON AND DOROTHY ROUSE DEAN, ANTONIN SCALIA LAW SCHOOL, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, ARLINGTON COUNTY
As dean and George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, Randall continues into his third year at the university’s law school. Previously, Randall served as dean of the University of Alabama School of Law for two decades. During his tenure, UA’s ranking rose from 96th to 21st on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Schools list. He also launched the first online Master of Laws degree from an American Bar Association-accredited school, and a prominent law blogger named him one of the nation’s nine most transformative deans of the decade. Randall also served as special counsel to Robert Witt, then UA’s president, from 2006 to 2012.
Randall left UA in 2013 after founding iLaw Distance Education, which partnered with a quarter of the nation’s law schools to provide online legal training. In 2017, Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company Barbri acquired iLaw.
Randall specializes in international law and briefly practiced at New York-based global firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He earned his law degree from Hofstra University, where he was editor-in-chief of its law review. He went on to receive a Master of Laws degree from Yale University and an additional Master of Laws and a doctorate from Columbia University.