Dr. Randall joins the Department of Legal Studies at UCF as a Visiting Lecturer, where she will serve as the new Head Coach of the Moot Court Team as well as the Faculty Advisor to the Legal Honor Society.
After starting her career as a Wall Street financial analyst in her native New York City, Dr. Randall was encouraged to pursue a law career by a civil rights judge who visited her prelaw class at Cornell University, where she majored in Economics. Inspired by that judge’s civil rights work and role as a public servant, after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, Dr. Randall served as a judicial law clerk to federal judges in the Southern District of Texas as well as in the Middle District of Florida. Throughout her legal career, Dr. Randall has continued to serve the public by advocating for children as a Guardian Ad Litem as well as for residents seeking assistance through the Tax and Housing Clinics of the Legal Aid Society.
As a private practitioner, Dr. Randall worked for an AmLaw 100 law firm, where she specialized in employment law and commercial litigation, and has since successfully argued employment law cases in federal court, won civil rights actions, and contributed to changing how death penalty defendants are sentenced in the State of Florida through her habeas corpus work.
Dr. Randall was originally inspired to teach through Teach for America, where she motivated intermediate and secondary Title I public school students to learn advanced mathematics as part of a STEM initiative. She started a Teen Court as well as a pre-law high school program and won the Best and Brightest teacher award for her innovative and highly effective and engaging teaching methods. Dr. Randall has since gone on to teach law courses such as Employment Discrimination, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Urban Law, and Criminal Procedure at both the college and law school levels, and she also coaches law students nationwide in bar essay writing through the Kaplan Bar Review.
Dr. Randall is a licensed attorney in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio, and is also a member of the Federal Bar Association.
Areas of Expertise
- Employment Law
- Commercial Litigation
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
- B.A., Economics, Cornell University
- Attorney Licenses: Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio
- Professional Educator License: Florida
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society Advisor at UCF
- Housing Clinic advocate for the Homeless Advocacy Project at the Legal Aid Society
- Guardian Ad Litem advocate in child custody matters for the Legal Aid Society
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program of the Tax Clinic at the Legal Aid Society
- PLA 3951H/4952: Honors/Advanced Moot Court
- PLA 3108: Legal Research
- PLA 4464: Bankruptcy Law
- PLA 4935: Capstone: Legal Issues
- PLA 4263: Evidence
- PLA 4472: Employment Discrimination Law
- PLA 4530: Legal Issues of the Elderly
- PLA 4910: Trial Advocacy