Randy J. Holland

Adjunct Faculty Member

Randy Holland is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Iowa Law. He is Senior Of Counsel in the Wilmington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Previously a Delaware Supreme Court justice for more than 30 years, Randy is recognized as an expert on corporation law, corporate governance, appellate practice, and state constitutional law. He has written more than 700 reported opinions, which include many seminal corporate law decisions.

Randy retired from the Delaware Supreme Court in March 2017. He was appointed to the court in 1986 by Governor Michael N. Castle, making him the youngest person to serve as a Delaware Supreme Court justice. In 2009, he became the longest-serving justice in Delaware history. Two years later, Randy was reappointed by former Governor Jack A. Markell and was unanimously confirmed by the Delaware Senate for an unprecedented third 12-year term. Prior to his appointment and confirmation in 1986, he was a partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell.

He has taught corporate governance, appellate practice, and state constitutional law as an adjunct professor for many years. In 2010, with Randy's encouragement, the Conference of Chief Justices passed a unanimous resolution recommending that all law schools offer courses on state constitutions. Randy also taught appellate practice for 25 years as an adjunct professor and co-authored a law school casebook entitled Appellate Practice and Procedure. He continues to teach corporate governance classes at several law schools.

Randy has been recognized as one of the leading influencers on business ethics in the United States. He has traveled internationally to advance corporate governance and ethics, including working with the Chief Justice of Taiwan and visiting the country to speak on these topics.

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Randy has written, co-authored, or edited nine books and also has published several law review articles, primarily focused on corporate law, judicial ethics and legal history. In 2009, he co-authored a law school casebook from the perspective of all 50 states entitled State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience.


BA, Swarthmore College, 1967

JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1972

LLM, University of Virginia School of Law, 1998

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