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

Current Courses

Spring 2022

  • HONOR 3374-001
    Special Topics
  • LAW 7940-001
    Judicial Process

Fall 2021

Summer 2021

Courses I Teach

  • LAW 7891 - Technology & Modern Litigation
    This course focuses on how technology has fundamentally altered every stage of the litigation process and explores the evolving case authorities and ethical standards resulting from technological change
  • LAW 7080 - Pretrial Practice
    A practical skills course focusing on the pre-trial litigation process from initial client interviews up to trial and/or settlement
  • LAW 7842 - Taking & Defending Depositions
    This is a skills course designed to prepare a young lawyer in the art of taking and defending depositions
  • LAW 7884 - Information Privacy Law
    This course focuses on personal privacy in the age of information abundance
  • LAW 7080 - Client Crisis Management
    This course focuses on the role of the lawyer in managing or resolving a high profile client crises and explores common practical, ethical and legal issues that arise.
  • Honors 3374 - Social Media & Courts
    This course is part of the Preparation for Legal Studies course offerings and focuses on how social media has impacted the judicial system.
  • Honors 3374 - Privacy in a Digital Age
    This course is part of the Preparation for Legal Studies course offerings and focuses on the privacy issues created in today's digital age.
  • UGS 2260 - Privacy & Surveillance
    This course is part of the "Block U' program for selected entering first year students and explores the often competing issues of personal privacy and surveillance.
  • 3700 - Honors Praxis Lab on Big Data & Algorithms
    The promise and peril of living in a data-driven society where big data is prevalent and machine decision-making is growing rapidly
  • Honors 3700 - Truth, Deception & Information Disorder
    This Honors College Praxis Lab critically examines how fake News, misinformation and disinformation campaigns, hyperbole and the general war on truth is threatening our very democracy.
  • LAW 3609 - Lawsuits and Litigation
    This is a course in the Masters of Legal Studies degree program and introduces the role of civil lawsuits in society, with a particular emphasis on how the U.S. state and federal courts affect businesses, individuals and government.
  • Law 7940-001 - Judicial Process
    This course explores the judicial process as a complex system comprised of many interdependent components and players. The course complements a judicial clinic taken contemporaneously with the course.

Professional Organizations

  • Media Law Resource Center Defense Counsel Section. 01/2012 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Bar Association. 01/1977 - present. Position : Member.
  • Utah State Bar. 08/1976 - present. Position : Member.

Small Group Teaching

  • Honors College Praxis Lab "Truth, Deception and Information Disorder" .  08/22/2019  -  04/16/2020
  • Faculty Advisor/Facilitator for Honors College Legal Scholars .  08/21/2017  -  05/01/2020
  • Honors College Praxis Lab "When Machines Decide: The Promise and Peril of Living in a Data-Driven Society.".  08/22/2016  -  05/05/2017
  • Honors College Praxis Lab "Transparency and Privacy in a Web 2.0 World.".  08/22/2011  -  05/04/2012