Faculty & Research

Randal C. Picker

Paul and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Randal C. Picker studies antitrust and copyright issues in high-technology industries. Recent work has focused on the antitrust issues in the Google Book Search settlement and competition and privacy issues in cloud computing.

Examples of Picker's work include “The Google Book Search Settlement: A New Orphan-Works Monopoly” published in the Journal of Competition, Law and Economics . He spent three years with Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where he worked in the areas of debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations in bankruptcy.

He graduated from the College of the University of Chicago cum laude in 1980, with a bachelor's degree in economics. He received a master's degree in 1982 and completed his doctoral coursework and exams in the Department of Economics, where he was a Friedman Fellow. Moving on to the Law School, he graduated in 1985 cum laude, where he was an associate editor of the Law Review.


2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
42201 The Legal Infrastructure of Business 2014 (Fall)

Research Activities

Copyright, network industries; and antitrust.

With D. G. Baird and R. Gertner, Game Theory and the Law, (Harvard University Press, 1994).

"Simple Games in a Complex World: A Generative Approach to the Adoption of Norms," University of Chicago Law Review (Fall 1997).

"Regulating Network Industries: A Look at Intel," Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (Fall 1999).

For a listing of research publications please visit ’s university library listing page.

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