Prof. Randy Lee
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg
Mr. Lee is a Professor of Law at the Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg campus, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, and Torts. He was selected Widener’s Outstanding Law Professor by the graduating class of 1995, and in 1999 received Widener Law School’s inaugural Outstanding Teacher award as selected by the alumni. Professor Lee’s ABA moot court teams advanced to Nationals three times in four years, and his 1993 team was recognized for the third best brief in the nation. He served as the chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Professional Responsibility, and coordinates an annual conference between the deans of students of Pennsylvania’s law schools and Pennsylvania Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. A leading advocate for the rights of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Professor Lee worked on the first case to guarantee people who are deaf the right to serve as jurors and also worked with the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health to guarantee people who are deaf, deaf/blind, or hard of hearing, equal and effective access to mental health services. He is a former coach of blind and deaf wrestlers and coached two first team Deaf All-Americans and one East Coast Blind Conference champion. Professor Lee has consulted on various issues with judicial and executive agencies in five states as well as with the Hearing Loss Association of America, the National Association for the Deaf, the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, NorCal Center for Law and the Deaf, and the National Center for Law and the Deaf. He has published over forty law-related articles and is working on a book with Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Coles. Professor Lee has spoken on everything from God to fatherhood and Charles Dickens to Bruce Springsteen and has been an invited participant at conferences at a number of institutions, including Boston College, Duke, Fordham, Gallaudet University, New York University, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pepperdine, Villanova, and the Wharton School of Business. He has also spoken at programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Common Pleas, and Superior Courts and is a frequent presenter on ethics topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.