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Calculating justice: Dryer’s students create sentencing app

The rap sheet for the criminal defendant included a laundry list of petty crimes. There were prior convictions for theft, a case of fraud and a history of violence. So when a judge was faced with how to sentence the defendant for a new offense, she turned to technology for help weighing whether the defendant […]

Dryer participates in privacy discussion on KSL’s Doug Wright Show

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer participated in a discussion on KSL’s Doug Wright Show titled, “Necessary precaution or invasion of privacy?” The conversation is about whether or not Homeland Security can require visitors from certain countries to hand over their financial and social media accounts.

Dryer interviewed by The Deseret News about online privacy

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer appeared in an article in The Deseret News about online privacy and why it’s difficult to restore privacy in today’s digital world.   Read the full article here.      

Dryer honored for innovation in legal education

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer has been recognized with a Fastcase 50 award, which honors entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers  who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. The Fastcase awards have been given annually since 2011 and Dryer joins a distinguished list of law professor […]

S.J. Quinney students help to map the law as part of innovative new web site

Kimball Parker saw a void. A University of Utah graduate who went on to become a trial lawyer, Parker watched disparities in who could access legal help as the first few years of his career unfolded. For those with money and resources, navigating the law is no problem. But for those who fall on the […]

Dryer to speak on privacy law at Utah State Bar Annual Convention

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer will be speaking at the Utah State Bar Annual Convention in San Diego on July 8.  Dryer’s talk is titled “Privacy in the Cloud: Protecting Yourself and Your Client.”  His presentation is one of several he has given throughout the state in the past […]

Dryer plays role in creation of model instructions for use in defamation actions in Utah state courts

The Utah Judicial Council’s Advisory Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions has adopted a set of model instructions to be used in defamation actions in Utah state courts.  The model instructions, known as MUJI 2d: Defamation, were drafted by a subcommittee chaired by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer. The […]

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 […]