Randall L. Hodgkinson Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews

"No Merit Briefs Undermine the Adversary Process in Criminal Appeals," 3 Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 55 (2001).

"Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Power Over Direct Legislation in Arizona," 23 Arizona State Law Journal 1111 (1991).

Book Chapters and Similar Publications

"Making the Record in Appellate Court" (Chapter 25), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 2016).

"Diversion" (Chapter 5), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 2016).

"Criminal Law" (Chapter 9), Kansas Annual Survey, Kansas Bar Association, annually, 2002-2009 (with various co-authors).

"Diversion" (Chapter 5), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 4th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 2006).

Other Publications

"Clear as Mud? 'Clearly Erroneous' as a Standard of Review for Instructional Claims," Kansas Bar Association Appellate Practice Newsletter (Spring 2012).
» Cited in: State v. Simmons (The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas, August 24, 2012).

Co-author, United States Supreme Court Respondent's Merits Brief, Kansas v. Ventris (Sixth Amendment case). Professor Hodgkinson was second-chairing the January 21, 2009 argument (first chair was Matthew Edge from the Kansas Appellate Defender Office).

Kansas Defenders Blog, January 16, 2006-

Media Engagement

Quoted, "Appeal Seeks Overturn of Wichita Man’s Rape, Human-Trafficking Convictions," The Wichita Eagle, September 16, 2014.

Quoted, "Court Reverses Itself on Drug Tax-Stamp Law in Kansas," The Wichita Eagle, January 21, 2014, (State of Kansas v. Michael Rae Hensley, Kansas Supreme Court, January 29, 2013).

Quoted, "Passage of 'Hard 50' Bill Paves Way for End of Special Session," The Topeka Capital Journal, September 4, 2013.


"Racial Bias and Traffic Stops: State v. Gray and Strategies for Defense Advocacy," Third Judicial District Public Defender Office, Lawrence, Kansas, March 9, 2018.

"Making the Record on Appeal" 2010 KBA Criminal Law Seminar, Wichita, Kansas, May 28, 2010.

"Protect That Record," Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers CLE, Lawerence, Kansas, April 30, 2010.

"Difficulties in Criminal Appellate Advocacy," Appellate Practice Symposium, Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, Kansas, April 20, 2007.

Professional Service

Member, Kansas Supreme Court Time Standards Committee, 2015-.

Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, October 2014-.

Testified at Special Committee on Judiciary, August 26, 2013 (regarding proposed legislation for upcoming special session on the Kansas Hard-50 sentencing proposal).

Submitted testimony before the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee, February 2, 2012 (in opposition to 2012 SB 307, relating to amendments to statute governing lesser included offenses in felony murder cases in state court).