RANDY DRYER portrait
  • Professor (Lecturer), Honors College
  • Professor (Lecturer), College Of Law

Professional Service

  • Speaker at the First Unitarian Church Summer Lecture Series on Facial Recognition. 2020 - 2020
  • Utah League of Women Voters panel discussion on "The Olympics and Community Benefit Agreements". 2020 - 2020
  • Role: Board of Directors. Entity: The Salt Lake Tribune The Tribune became the first legacy daily newspaper in the country to become a non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. 2020 - 2020
  • Governing Board of Salt Lake Tribune. 2020 - 2023
  • Role: Chair. Entity: Utah State Courts Chairing the Utah Judicial Council Standing Committee on Court Forms. 2017 - 2020
  • Role: Chair. Entity: Utah State Courts Standing Committee on Court Forms. 2017 - present
  • Honors Think Tank on Privacy & Transparency. 2011 - 2012
  • Role: Commissioner. Entity: Governor's Commission on Strengthening Utah's Democracy Study ways to improve democracy and citizen engagement in Utah. 2009 - 2010
  • Role: Governing Board Of Trustees. Entity: Campaign Legal Center 501(c)(3) organization advocating campaign finance reform. 2004 - 2011

Internal Service

  • Service on the College Curriculum Committee. Member, 2020 - 2021. service.
  • President, Academic Senate. 2020 - 2021. service.
  • President's Leadership Council. Member, 2019 - 2021. service.
  • Professional Development Committee. Member, 2019 - 2021. service.
  • Campus Safety Task Force. Member, 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Role: Member Honors College Admissions Committee. 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Honors College Faculty Review Committee. Member, 2018 - 2021. service.
  • Search Committee for Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. Member, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Career Development Advisory Council. Member, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Search Committee for Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Academic Senate Personnel & Elections Committee. Chair, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • University Teaching & Portfolio Committee. Member, 2017 - 2021. service.
  • Career-Line Faculty Standards Committee. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Administrative position. Acting Dean, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • University Academic Senate. Senator Elected To Represent College Of Law, 2017 - 2019. service.
  • Senate Advisory Committee on IT. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 2016 - 2018. service.
  • Curriculum & Teaching Committee. Member, 2015 - 2020. service.
  • Faculty I.T. Ad Hoc Committee. Member, 2015 - present. service.
  • National Advisory Council. Member, 2014 - present. service.
  • Academic Senate. Elected Senator & Member Of Executive Committee, 2014 - 2019. service.
  • Board of Advisors for Undergraduate Advancement. Member Of Board, 2012 - present. service.
  • Board of Advisors, Museum of Natural History of Utah. Member And President In 2017-18, 2011 - present. service.
  • Search Committee for Honors College Dean. Member Of Committee, 2011 - 2012. service.
  • Role: Member Search Committee for Sr. V.P. Health Sciences. 2010 - 2011. service.
  • University of Utah Capital Campaign. Executive Committee, 2007 - 2013. service.
  • Role: Member Search Committee for S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean. 2006 - 2007. service.
  • Search Committee for University of Utah President. Member, 2003 - 2004. service.
  • University of Utah Board of Trustees. Member And Chair, 2002 - 2011. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Professor Dryer named a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2021. University of Utah, 2021
  • Recognized for expertise in First Amendment Law. Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Named one of Utah's 100 Elite Lawyers. Utah Business Magazine, 2019
  • One of 21 University Faculty appointed as an inaugural Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence. University of Utah, 2018
  • Dryer named to Best Lawyers in America for litigation. Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Dryer receives the Daniels Fund Leadership in Ethics Award for promoting ethics in his teaching. Daniels Fund , 2017
  • Professor Dryer named as a 2016 FastCase 50 winner, an award honoring "the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.". FastCase , 2016
  • Named as a Mountain States Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law 2014 Alumna of the Year. University of Utah College of Law, 2014
  • Selected as a Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence Teaching Fellow. The program is a select group of faculty from across campus charged with enhancing and advancing the teaching mission of the University. University of Utah, 2012
  • Named Salt Lake City 2012 First Amendment Litigation Lawyer of the Year in "Best Lawyers in America.". Best Lawyers, 2012
  • Lawyer of the Year. Utah State Bar, 2010
  • Adjunct Outstanding Teacher of the Year. S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2010
  • Utah's 100 Elite Lawyers. Utah Business Magazine, 2008
  • 500 Leading Litigators in the U.S. Lawdragon, 2006

Affiliations

  • Museum of Natural History of Utah (MNHU), President, Museum Board of Advisors, 01/2017 - 05/2019
  • Utah State Judicial Council Forms Committee , Chair, 05/2016 - present
  • University of Utah National Advisory Council , Member, 05/2014 - present
  • University of Utah , Academic Senate, Elected Member and Executive Commitee, 04/07/2014 - present
  • University of Utah , National Advisory Council, 09/18/2013 - present
  • Utah Commission on Strengthening Utah's Democracy , Commission member, 05/01/2009 - 10/2010
  • Campaign Legal Center, Washington DC , Board of Directors, 01/01/2003 - 09/30/2011
  • Utah State Bar (USB), Liscensed attorney, admitted in all Utah courts & the US Sup Ct. and the 10th Circuit, 06/01/1976 - present

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