George Mason University has announced that Ken Randall will be the next Dean of Antonin Scalia Law School, beginning on December 1, 2020.
CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor welcomed the news: “We couldn’t be happier with the selection of Ken Randall as Dean-Elect. He cares deeply about the continued success of CPIP and is no stranger to innovation and commercialization. He and I have already developed a great working relationship, and CPIP endeavors to support his Deanship in any way we can. We also thank Dean Henry Butler for his outstanding leadership and look forward to working with him as a faculty colleague and Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center.”
Dean Randall has a proven track record as an effective administrator and innovator. He served as the Dean of the University of Alabama School of Law for twenty years, taking the school from 96th to 21st place in the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings. The school likewise rose to 7th place as the best public law school under his watch. Dean Randall is also the President and Founder of iLaw, a market leader in legal distance learning that has partnered with 30 graduate programs and worked alongside 25% of the accredited law schools.
Dean Randall is an accomplished scholar. He holds four law degrees: a J.S.D. and LL.M. from Columbia Law School, an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and a J.D. from Hofstra Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Hofstra Law Review. He has authored a book on international law that was published by the Duke University Press, and his law review articles have appeared in many top journals.
The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property congratulates Dean Randall on his appointment and welcomes him to the Scalia Law family. His rigorous academic mind, strong leadership skills, and expertise in online learning bring together the ideal skill set to take our law school to new heights. We very much look forward to working with him in the near future.