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Randal C. Picker : Curriculum Vitae


The Law School, The University of Chicago
JD, with Honors, 1985

  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review

University of Chicago, Dept. of Economics
MA, June 1982

  • Friedman Fellow

University of Chicago
BA (Economics), with General Honors, August 1980

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Graduate in two years



The Law School, The University of Chicago
James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, 2013-present
Paul and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law, 1989-2012
Director, Olin Program in Law and Economics, 1999-2001
Professor, 1993-1997
Academic Associate Dean, 1994-1996
Assistant Professor, 1989-1993

The Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
Senior Fellow, 2000-present

Sidley & Austin, Chicago, IL
Counsel, 1993-1999
Associate, 1986-1989

  • Bankruptcy and commercial transactions

The Honorable Richard Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Law Clerk, 1985-1986



Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois

Member of the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Seventh Circuit

American Bar Association

American Law & Economics Association

National Bankruptcy Conference

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Association of Law Schools

Executive Committee Member, 1999-2002

National Bankruptcy Conference

  • Vice-Chair, Committee on Legislation, 1997-2000

Project Reporter, Bankruptcy Code Review Project, 1991-94

  • Member, 1993-date
  • Member of Executive Committee, 1994-1996

Drafting Committee for the Revision of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code

  • Standby Drafting Committee 1998-2002
  • Member, 1993-1998

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

  • Member, 1991- present