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Randy Gordon is a native, multigenerational western Kansan. He holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Edinburgh, an LL.M. in international and comparative law from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas. He is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, resident in the Dallas office, where he focuses on antitrust, RICO and class actions. He is also Special Advisor to the VP, School of Innovation and Executive Professor of Law and History at Texas A&M University.

Randy’s elected memberships include the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, the American Law Institute, and Fellows of the Dallas Institute of Humanities. Randy is a frequent lecturer and writer. Rehumanizing Law was published in 2011 by UTP (Toronto) (a follow-up is nearing completion), and he has articles published in many leading journals.

Outside legal and academic circles, Randy is best known the Senior Host of “The Writer’s Studio,” a series of interviews with contemporary authors broadcast by KERA/NPR. Inside his own home, he is considered useless, except with respect to food preparation. When not practicing law, teaching, or writing, he can be found sleeping on his living-room couch, a spilled bag of chips nearby.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Movie

“Animal House”

How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

As someone who advanced the humanistic ball just a teeny bit.

Favorite City

Edinburgh. It combines livability and historic charm.

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