Central Penn College - Randi Teplitz

 

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Randi Blackman Teplitz, Esquire
Professor, Legal Studies & Paralegal

Academic Bio

Randi Blackman Teplitz joined the full-time faculty of Central Penn College in June 2007 after practicing law for twelve years. She currently serves as the Chair of the Faculty Senate Online Committee, the advisor to the Legal Studies Society and is a member of the Scholarship Selection Review Committee. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Widener University Commonwealth Law School. 

While practicing law, Randi served as a public interest attorney, working as a Staff Attorney at Central Pennsylvania Legal Services (now Mid Penn Legal Services) in Harrisburg, PA and as the Legal Director for the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg’s Domestic Violence Legal Center where she devoted her legal career to representing battered women and children. 

Randi was named one of the 50 Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania on the Fast Track by the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and the Legal Intelligencer, and received a “Woman of Distinction” Award from the Soroptomist Club International. Randi was also nominated for the Todd A. Milano Faculty Excellence Award in May 2008 and May 2013. 

Most recently, Governor Wolf appointed Randi to serve as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women which plays a key role in advocating for and advising the Governor on policies and legislation that impact women and girls in Pennsylvania.

Personal Bio

I live in Harrisburg (Susquehanna Township), with my husband Rob, who is a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate serving the 15th District (Dauphin and Perry counties), and our two sons and rescued whippet dog.

When not working, I am an active volunteer with my sons' public schools and aid in various causes that help improve the lives of my friends and neighbors throughout Dauphin and Perry counties. Proving that I am always willing to embarrass myself for a great cause, I have participated in a Dancing With the Stars charity event benefiting the JCC of Greater Harrisburg, a Chili Cook-off benefiting the Perry County Literacy Council, and the YWCA's Race Against Racism.

Teaching Philosophy

Students will find me teaching in both the classroom and online. Many of my classes are skills-based where students learn by doing. I am a believer in hands-on, experiential learning and try to simulate real-world experiences whenever possible. I strive to educate students by providing academically rigorous course materials in an environment that promotes self-confidence and independent thinking. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science- Temple University '92
  • Juris Doctor- Widener University School of Law '95

Courses & Subjects

  • Foundations in Law
  • Legal Research and Writing I & II
  • Legal Communications
  • Legal Seminar
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Torts
  • Employment Law
  • Historical Perspectives of the Constitution
  • Advanced Constitutional Law
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Jurist Academy

Certifications

  • Licensed Member of the Pennsylvania Bar