Photograph: Randall L. Hodgkinson.

Randall L. Hodgkinson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
B.S., Wichita State University, 1989
J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 1991
M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2020
Contact Information:
Clinic Room 158
"I enjoy working with students on what sometimes is their first 'real client' experience. Although classroom writing exercises are an invaluable tool in developing writing and advocacy skills, there really is no substitute for real cases and real clients for getting a taste of the practice of law."

While at the Arizona State University College of Law, Professor Hodgkinson served on the law journal as associate editor and was named a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduation, he served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Sheldon H. Weisberg, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. A Kansas native, he returned to practice as a public defender—in the Wichita trial office for a year and afterwards in the Kansas Appellate Defender Office in Topeka. He has represented clients in hundreds of felony appeals before the Kansas Appellate Courts and served as Deputy Appellate Defender from 2001 to 2006. Professor Hodgkinson has been co-counsel in two cases heard before the United States Supreme Court, Kansas v. Ventris and Kansas v. Garcia, and authored an amicus brief cited by the United States Supreme Court in Blakely v. Washington.

Professor Hodgkinson is currently appointed in a joint endeavor between Washburn University School of Law and the Kansas Appellate Defender Offiice teaching Criminal Appellate Advocacy, where law students work, under his supervision, on felony appeals assigned to the Kansas Appellate Defender Office. Prior to his appointment to this position, he served as an adjunct professor with the trial advocacy course at Washburn Law.

Professor Hodgkinson is licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and Arizona, before the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Advisory Committee and is a co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Tenth Circuit Amicus Committee. He was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers in 2014.

Professor Hodgkinson's Justice Quote:

"He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
– Micah 6:8

Professor Hodgkinson's Recommended Reading on Racial Justice:

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Criminal Appeal Advocacy
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure II
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