Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ludwig & Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar


<p>Randy Picker graduated from the University of Chicago in 1980 cum laude with a BA in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then spent two years in the Department of Economics, where he was a Friedman Fellow, completing his doctoral course work and exams. He received a master's degree in 1982. Thereafter, he attended the Law School and graduated in 1985 cum laude. He is a member of the Order of the Coif. While at the Law School, Picker was an Associate Editor of the <i>Law Review</i>. After graduation, Picker clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then spent three years with Sidley &amp; Austin in Chicago, where he worked in the areas of debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations in bankruptcy.</p> <p>Picker's primary areas of interest are the laws relating to intellectual property, competition policy and regulated industries, and applications of game theory and agent-based computer simulations to the law. He is the co-author of <i>Game Theory and the Law</i>. He currently teaches classes in antitrust, copyright, network industries, and secured transactions. &nbsp;He served as Associate Dean from 1994 to 1996.<br></p>


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