Patrick A. Randolph
Elmer F. Pierson Professor of Law
Pat Randolph received his bachelor of arts from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley where he was a special projects editor of the California Law Review. He is a real estate law specialist.
Professor Randolph served as law clerk to Chief Justice Kenneth J. O’Connell of the Oregon Supreme Court. He then became an associate in the firm of O’Melveny and Meyers of Los Angeles. He first came to UMKC in 1980. In 2000, Realtor Magazine named Professor Randolph one of the 25 most influential people in American real estate. He has been named in many compilations of the world’s and Missouri’s best real estate lawyers. His treatise – Randolph Edition of Friedman on Leases, is the leading authority nationwide on leasing matters.
In spring 1994, Professor Randolph served as a visiting professor at the Peking University Department of Law in Beijing, China, beginning a new avocation as writer, observer and commentator on Chinese real estate law. In 2006, the Beijing Municipal Government awarded Professor Randolph the Great Wall Friendship Prize, in recognition of his many contributions to the Chinese legal system. In 2008, the Chinese National Government awarded him the National Friendship Prize medal. Each is the highest award given to a foreigner. Professor Randolph directs the UMKC Summer Study Program at Peking University in China.
Areas of expertise
Real estate, property, Chinese law