Professor Roth retired from the University of Hawai‘i School of Law in 2017 after 41 years as a law professor. During his time , he received the University’s highest awards for classroom teaching and for community service, and held a named position for scholarship; at various times he also served as President of the Hawai‘i Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Hawai‘i Justice Foundation, Hawai‘i State Bar Association, and Education Institute of Hawai‘i; as Associate Reporter for the Restatement of the Law (Third) Trusts; and as Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He was also included on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s list of 100 Who Made a Difference in Hawai‘i During the Twentieth Century and on the City of Honolulu Centennial Commission’s list of 100 Who Made Lasting Contributions During Honolulu’s First 100 Years; produced a two-volume anthology, The Price of Paradise, and hosted The Price of Paradise Radio Show on Hawai‘i Public Radio; made invited presentations at 35 mainland law schools, such as Harvard, NYU, Duke, Columbia, and UC-Berkeley; received an national award from Morehouse College for pursuit of social justice by nonviolent means; was twice named Hawaii Civic Leader of the Year by Small Business Hawaii, and, along with Judge Samuel P. King, wrote Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America’s Largest Charitable Trust.
A fun fact about Randall is that he served as a script consultant for a movie, The Descendants, which won the Academy Award in 2012 for best screenplay. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and other publications described his involvement and commented favorably on the script’s skillful treatment of complicated legal issues. Randy’s description of the real stories that inspired The Descendants movie, and his role as script consultant, is HERE.