Dean and Thomas E. McMillan Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise:
Business (Private Equity/Venture Capital; International Business Transactions)
Dean Randall holds four law degrees: the doctorate from Columbia University School of Law (1988), where he was the W. Bayard Cutting Jr. Fellow of International Law (1984-85); the master's from Columbia (1985); the master's from Yale University (1982), which he attended on a fellowship; and the J.D. from Hofstra University (1981), where he was the editor-in-chief of the Hofstra Law Review and was named the outstanding law graduate by the faculty. Dean Randall has taken additional coursework in the executive education programs at the Harvard Business School and the Columbia University Business School. Dean Randall practiced law with the Wall Street firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett from 1982 to 1984. He joined the Alabama faculty in 1985 and was selected by students as the outstanding faculty member (1987-88). He served as vice dean from 1989 to 1993 and as dean from 1993 to the present. Dean Randall is the author of an international law book published by Duke University Press; his articles have appeared in some of the nation's leading law journals, including the Columbia, Texas, Minnesota, Washington University (St. Louis), Ohio State, and N.Y.U. International law reviews. 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 previously served as Special Counsel to the University President and has served on two Alabama Chief Justice's Commissions on Professionalism. Dean Randall previously taught International Law courses including International Business Transactions. His more recent and current teaching assignment is Private Equity and Venture Capital for Law and MBA students; the Law and Business of Alternative Capital Markets; and Legal Ethics in Corporate Transactions.