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

Publications

  • randy L. Dryer and Shane Stroud, Automatic License Plate Readers: An Effective Law Enforcement Tool or Big Brother's Latest Instrument for Mass Surveillance? Some Suggestions for Legislative Action, Jurimetrics Journal on Law & Technology. Published, 07/16/2015.
  • Revenge Porn, Spousal Spying and Social Media Bombs: Three Potential Perils Every Divorce Lawyer Should KNow, Utah Journal of Family Law. Accepted, 06/2015.
  • Litigation, Technology & Ethics: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks or Legal Luddites Are No LOnger Welcome in Utah, Uah Bar Journa, Vol. 28, No. 3 (May/June2015). Published, 05/2015.
  • "MLRC 50-State Survey of Libel & Privacy Law, Utah Chapter," Media Law Resources Center, New York, New York. Published, 10/30/2011.
  • "Emerging Ethical & Legal Issues in the Brave New World of Social Media & Corporate Transparency," 56 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst.(2010). Published, 07/30/2010.
  • "Advising Your Clients (And You!) In the Brave New World of Social Media," Utah Bar Journal. Published, 06/2010.
  • "Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the World of Social Media," Utah CEO Magazine (May, 2010),. Published, 05/15/2010.
  • "Social Media: Business Opportunity and Legal Risks," Utah CEO Magazine. Published, 04/2010.

Presentations

  • "Facial Recognition: The Final Nail in the Privacy Coffin." First Unitarian Church Summer Lecture Series. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/02/2020.
  • "The Olympics and Community Benefit Agreements," Utah League of Women Voters. Panel, Presented, 02/19/2020.
  • Emerging Ethical Issues with Robots. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2020.
  • "Critical Race Theory and the Law." Honors College Faculty Retreat. Presentation, Presented, 12/2019.
  • "Emerging Legal Issues of Automation: When Machines Behave Badly" University of Utah Honors College Lecture, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/29/2019.
  • "Access to Justice: Innovative Utah Initiatives," Utah State Annual Judicial Conference. Park City, Utah (September 2019). Panel, Presented, 09/12/2019.
  • “How Technology is Shaping Modern Litigation,” Utah State Bar Continuing Legal Education, Salt Lake City, Utah . Presentation, Presented, 10/16/2018.
  • “Embracing Technology: The Key to Lawyer Survival in Today’s Changing World,” Utah State Bar Practice Management Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah . Presentation, Presented, 05/31/2018.
  • "Ethical Issues When Lawyers Use Technology for Business Development." Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City, Utah (May 2018). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/02/2018.
  • Digital Privacy: Five Tips Every College Student Should Know, Associated Students University of Utah Keep U Safe Series. Presentation, Presented, 04/17/2018.
  • Understanding Privacy - A Primer for Computer Science Students, University of Utah . Presentation, Presented, 04/12/2018.
  • "Speech Protections for Public Educators," National Organization of Lawyers for Education Associations, National Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Panel, Presented, 10/2017.
  • "Drones and Risk Management For Local Governments," Utah County Indemnity Pool Risk Management Workshop, Heber, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2017.
  • "Best Practices for Public Policy-Makers When Using Algorithmic Decision-Making Systems," Utah Sentencing Commission, Salt Lake City, Utah . Presentation, Presented, 04/2017.
  • "Employee Freedom of Speech at a Public University," University Health Sciences, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2016.
  • "Solving the Access to Justice Crisis: Using Crowdsourcing and Software Engineering to Make the Law Easier to Find and Understand," Litigation Section, Utah State Bar. Panel, Presented, 12/2016.
  • "Employee Freedom of Speech at a Public University," University Health Sciences Marketing & Communications, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • "Legal Ethics and Cloud Computing," Utah State Bar CLE, Salt Lake City, Utah . Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • "The Free Press Clause," S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • "Privacy & Digital Assets: What Happens to Those Selfies When You Kick the Bucket?" S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • "Drones: Privacy Issues From Above," University of Utah Honors College, Salt Lake City, Utah . Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Privacy in the Cloud: Protecting Yourself and Your Client, Utah State Bar Annual Convention. Presentation, Presented, 07/08/2016.
  • Technology & Schools: Implications for Privacy, Speech and Bullying, Huntsman Teacher Seminar, Hinckley Institute of Politics . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/15/2016.
  • Protecting Client Information in the Digital Age: New Ethical Rules Create New Ethical Concerns, Utah Association of Justice. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2016.
  • The Google Voir Dire: Practical & Ethical Concerns in Modern Jury Selection, Utah State District Court Judges Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Legal Issues Associated With Government Use of Social Media, Utah League of Cities & Towns Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Litigation, Technology & Ethics, S.J. Quinney College of Law. Presentation, Presented, 03/2016.
  • The Extinction of Legal Luddites: Technological Competence As An Ethical Obligation, American Society for Pharmacy Law Annual Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2015.
  • The Impact of Media and Social Media on High Profile Cases, National Association of Women Judges Annual Conference. Panel, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Leadership Traits of Successful People, Honors College Leadership Colloquium. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • This Message Will Self Destruct in Ten Seconds: Ephemeral Messaging For Lawyers, Utah Association for Justice. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Privacy Torts and Drones, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Electronically Stored Information 101, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • The Erasable Internet: Implications for the Legal Profession. Presentation, Presented, 07/2015.
  • New Technology and Schools: Implications For Speech, Privacy & Bullying. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2015.
  • Legal Luddites Are No Longer Welcome in Utah. Presentation, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Litigation, Technology & Ethics: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks. Presentation, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Technology, Privacy and Law. Panel, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Revenge Porn, Spousal Spying and Social Media Bombs: Three Potential Perils Every Matrimonial Lawyer Should Understand, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Utah Fellows . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2014.
  • Privacy 101: The Abridged Version, The Osher Institute. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Drones: Privacy Issues From Above, Guest Lecture,University of Utah Honors College. Other, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Recent Developments in Government Social Media: Utah Municipal Clerks Association Annual Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2014.
  • When Government Does Social Media: Strategies for Managing Legal Risks, Davis County Annual Leadership Conference. Presentation, Presented, 07/18/2014.
  • New Technologies and Schools: Implications for Student Speech and Privacy, Huntsman Teacher Seminar . Presentation, Presented, 06/23/2014.
  • Digital Death: What Will Happen To Your Digital Assets When You (or Your Client) Kicks the Bucket? Presentation, Presented, 06/03/2014.
  • Hot Tweets, Hot Water: Ethical Issues When Lawyers Do Social Media. Presentation, Presented, 06/03/2014.
  • "Automated License Plate Readers: An Effective Law Enforcement Tool or Big Brother's Latest Tool for Mass Surveillance?" ASU College of Law conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies, Scottsdale, Arizona. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/29/2014.
  • "Social Media & Government: Strategies for Successfully Managing Legal Risks & the Role of Records Managers," Utah State Archives Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 04/04/2014.
  • "Creating Community in the Classroom," Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Panel, Presented, 02/04/2014.
  • "Social Media Ethical Issues for Lawyers," S.J. Quinney College of Law Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/21/2013.
  • "What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Kick the Bucket? What Every Lawyer Should Know," Utah State Bar Fall Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 11/15/2013.
  • "Social Media & Local Government: Strategies For Successfully Managing Legal Risks," Utah Municipal Clerks Association Annual Conference, Cedar City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/27/2013.
  • "Tweets, Pokes & Posts: Social Media Landmines for the Unwary Lawyer," Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/30/2013.
  • "Technology in the Courtroom," Annual National Conference of Court Public Information Officers, Salt Lake City, Utah. Panel, Presented, 08/19/2013.
  • "Web 2.0 Government: Managing Legal Risks," American Society of Public Administrators, Utah Chapter, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 03/28/2013.
  • "The Brave New World of Social Media: How It Is Profoundly Impacting Our Lives, Our Courts and the Practice of Law," Utah Association of Justice Annual Conference, Park City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/21/2013.
  • "Online News: Redefining Journalism," Brigham Young University Department of Communication Guest Lecture. Presentation, Presented, 03/21/2013.
  • "Attack of the Drones: How Unmanned Machines Are Changing the Way We Fight, Spy, Rescue and Report," Leonardo After Hours Speaking Series. Panel, Accepted, 12/2012.
  • "Social Media Land Mines for Pharmacists," American Society of Pharmacy Lawyers Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 11/2012.
  • "Forget the Chalkboard: The Wall Is The Place To Be, But Wathch Out For Those Legal Potholes," SUECON Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 10/2012.
  • "Government Transparency in Five Easy Steps," Utah League of Cities & Towns Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 09/2012.
  • "Bench/Media Issues Roundtable Discussion," Utah State Courts Bench & Media Workshop, Park City, Utah. Panel, Presented, 06/05/2012.
  • "Formulating Social Media Policy," Utah Digital Government Summit. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2012.
  • "Social Media & Teachers: Legal Do's and Don'ts", Huntsman Teacher Seminar. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • "An Abridged Checklist of Legal Concerns for Government & NGO Use of Social Media," U of U MPA Graduate School. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • "The Ethical Risks of Playing in the Social Media Sandbox: What Lawyers Must and Must Not Do." Utah State Bar CLE seminar. Presentation, Presented, 04/2012.
  • "The Web 2.0 Revolution: Five Profound Impacts on Our Justice System." S.J. Quinney Colege of Law Faculty Scholarship Presentation. Presentation, Presented, 02/2012.
  • "Goodbye Chalkboards: Hello Wikis & Walls: Social Media Legal Concerns for Educators," Southern Utah Education Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2011.
  • "Public Access & the Courts: The Brian David Mitchell Case", Federal Bar Association Panel Discussion (moderator). Panel, Presented, 10/2011.
  • "Judicial Strategies for Navigating(Surviving?) the Brave New World of Social Media", Annual Utah State Judges Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2011.
  • "Park City Government & Social Media: Balancing Opportunities & Legal Risks", PCMC workshop for City Executives. Presentation, Presented, 09/2011.
  • "Social Media & Municipalities: Opportunities & Challenges," Utah Associaiton of Municipal Attorneys Annual Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2011.
  • "Social Media & the Art of Judging: Dangers, Opportunities and Challenges," Utah State District Court Judges Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2011.
  • "Become A Super Librarian With Social Media, But Watch Out For Legal Kryptonite!" Utah State Librarians Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2011.
  • "Legal Issues Associated With Government Use of Social Media", Utah League of Cities and Towns Annual Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2010.
  • "Campaign Finance Reforem: The Aftermath of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commisioners" Salt Lake County Bar Panel. Panel, Presented, 09/2010.
  • "Think Before You Post--Minimizing the Legal Risks of What YOur Company and Employees Do With Social Media," Association For Corporate Growth, Utah Chapter meeting. Presentation, Presented, 09/2010.
  • "Emerging Legal and Ethical Issues in Lawyer Use of Social Media" J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Presentation, Presented, 09/2010.
  • Emerging Ethical & Legal Issues in the Brave New World of Social Media and Corporate Transparency, July 2010 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute annual conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2010.
  • "What Every Lawyer Should Know About Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Social Media", Utah State Bar Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/2010.
  • "Reporters and Confidential Sources," American Bookseller Association Lecture. Panel, Presented, 09/2009.
  • "The Informed Leader: Navigating Information in the Decision-making Process," Utah Community Leadership Lecture Series. Presentation, Presented, 09/2009.
  • Commencement Address, College of Science. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2009.
  • "Crises and Trustee Involvement," Association of Governing Bodies (Universities) National Conference. Presentation, Presented, 03/2009.
  • "Engaging Trustees in University Capital Campaigns," Association of Governing Bodies (Universities) National Conference. Presentation, Presented, 03/2009.