Randal Picker

  • The University of Chicago Law School

Senior Fellow, the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

School of Law

University of Chicago

1111 E. 60th St., Room 622
Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 702-0864


Website: University of Chicago faculty profile

Issues: Copyright and Trademark, Cloud Computing, Competition Policy and Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing and Privacy and Security

About Randal Picker

Randy Picker graduated from the College of the University in 1980 cum laude with a B.A. 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, Mr. Picker was an Associate Editor of the Law Review. After graduation, Mr. 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 & Austin in Chicago, where he worked in the areas of debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations in bankruptcy.

Mr. Picker is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and served as project reporter for the Conference's Bankruptcy Code Review Project. He is also a commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and serves as a member of the drafting committee to revise Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Mr. 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 Game Theory and the Law. He currently teaches classes in antitrust, network industries, and secured transactions. He also regularly teaches bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations. He served as Associate Dean from 1994 to 1996.

J.D., University of Chicago, 1985
M.A., University of Chicago, 1982
B.A., Economics, University of Chicago, 1980