Randal Picker

  • The University of Chicago Law School

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

Twitter: @randypicker

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

Randal Picker is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He is also Senior Fellow at The Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. His 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 currently teaches classes in antitrust, network industries, and secured transactions; and regularly teaches bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations.


Professor 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. He served as Associate Dean from 1994 to 1996.


Professor Picker graduated from the University of Chicago Law School where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Review. After graduation, Professor Picker clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then spent three years with Sidley & Austin LLP in Chicago.

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