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Dryer speaking at Utah State District Court Judges Annual Conference

On May 18, 2016, Professor Randy Dryer will be speaking in Logan, Utah at the Utah State District Court Judges Annual Conference.  His topic will be “ The Google Voir Dire: Practical & Ethical Concerns in Modern Jury Selection.”  Courts across the country are having to face questions about the propriety of lawyer online research […]

Dryer speaking at Utah Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Conference

On May 11, 2016, Professor Randy Dryer will be speaking in St. George at the Utah Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Conference.  His topic, “Technology & Ethics: Changing Expectations and Obligations,” is particularly timely in light of the recent amendments to the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the Utah Supreme Court.  The amendments modify Rule […]

Dryer to Appear on KUED’s Utah Conversations Program

Randy Dryer, Presidential Honors Professor, will appear on KUED’s Utah Conversations program on Sunday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m. Dryer was interviewed by host Ted Capener about how privacy has changed in light of new technology which has enabled pervasive surveillance not only by the government, but by businesses, employers, schools, parents, suspicious spouses and […]

Dryer Interviewed in KSL Story about Personal Drones and Invasion of Privacy

Randy Dryer, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was extensively quoted in a recent KSL News story about personal drones and privacy concerns. Dryer, a frequent speaker on First Amendment and privacy issues, raised concerns about how drones might be employed by government agencies, including law enforcement. “Do they […]

Tribune Publicizes Honors Think Tank’s Efforts to Promote Open Government

On Monday, April 9, The Salt Lake Tribune covered efforts by the U’s Honors Think Tank on Transparency and Privacy to encourage local governments to embrace five principles of open government that think tank students developed in a yearlong study.  Among others, the article quoted Randy Dryer, an adjunct professor at the College of Law […]

Dryer Moderates ‘Public Access and the Courts’ Panel, Oct. 12

On October 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Randy Dryer, Presidential Honors Professor at the University of Utah, will moderate a panel discussion, “Public Access and the Courts,” at the Salt Lake City Federal Courthouse, 350 S. Main Street, Courtroom 420.  Subtitled “A Perennial Problem Complicated by Technology, Insights from Participants in the Brian David […]

New Honors Think Tank Provides Students with Window into Privacy and Transparency Issues in Web 2.0 World

In a world increasingly characterized by the near-instantaneous transfer of information and a constantly evolving concept of what is personal and what is public information, the launch of the University of Utah’s new Honors Think Tank on Transparency and Privacy in a Web 2.0 World could not have come at a better time. A collaboration […]

Chodosh Appears on April 5 Hinckley Institute Forum

On April 5, Hiram Chodosh, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, appeared on a Hinckley Institute of Politics panel titled “Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges.” In addition to Chodosh, other participants included Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, Utah State Supreme Court; Stephen […]