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Randall D. Schmidt : Curriculum Vitae


University of Chicago, The Law School
JD, 1979

  • Participant and student officer in the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

University of Illinois, Champaign
BA Political Science with honors, 1976


THe University of Chicago Law School
Faculty Director of Clinical Programs, 2007-present
Clinical Professor of Law, 1991- present
Director of the Employment Discrimination Project, 1988-present
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Law, 1988-1991
Clinical Fellow and Staff Attorney, 1981-1988

Illinois Department of Human Rights and The Center for Conflict Resolution
Instructor in training program for mediators handling employment discrimination cases, Fall 1994

Harvard University Law School
Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop Teaching Fellow, Fall 1991, Winter 1993

Aaron, Schimberg, Hess, Rusnak, Deutsch & Gilbert, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, 1979-1981

  • Primary area of practice was commercial litigation


American Bar Association

  • Member, Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Association of American Law Schools

  • Member, Section on Clinical Legal Education

Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Council of Lawyers

  • Member since 1979
  • Board of Directors, 1989-1993 and 1994-1998

Clinical Legal Education Association

  • Member since 1994
  • Board of Directors, 2004-2006

Public Interest Law Initiative

  • Chair, Education Committee, 1996-2000
  • Chair, Education Committee, 1996-present
  • Board Member, 1994-2000

Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Labor and Employment Law Section Council, 2007-present

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 1985
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1980
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1979
  • Trial Bar of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1983
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 1996
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1979