Law: KEN RANDALL
ALLISON AND DOROTHY ROUSE DEAN, ANTONIN SCALIA LAW SCHOOL, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, ARLINGTON COUNTY
Randall became dean of the Antonin Scalia Law School in 2020 following his success as dean of the University of Alabama School of Law. During his 20-year tenure, UA’s ranking rose from 96th to 21st on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Schools list. Randall also launched the first online Master of Laws degree from an American Bar Association-accredited school, leading a prominent law blogger to name him one of the nation’s nine most transformative deans of the decade.
Randall left UA in 2013 after founding iLaw Distance Education, which partnered with a quarter of the nation’s law schools to become a leader in online legal training.
A graduate of Adelphi University and Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, he specializes in international law and briefly practiced at New York-based global firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He has since earned two additional master’s degrees from Yale Law School and Columbia University School of Law and a doctorate from Columbia.
GMU’s law school has seen a sharp increase in law student enrollment, from 151 new students in 2020 to 259 in 2021. Randall attributes some of that to the school’s new part-time evening degree program.