Randall Ryder ’09
- Director of Appellate Advocacy & Lecturer in Law
Professor Randall Ryder ’09 is the Law School’s Director of Appellate Advocacy. He formerly served as director of bar support, helping students achieve academic success and preparing them for the bar exam during law school and after graduation. He also teaches legal writing and law in practice to first-year students.
Prior to joining the faculty full-time, he was an adjunct professor at the Law School. He taught moot court and law in practice for seven years, and also worked as supervising attorney in the clinical program. As a practicing attorney, he ran his own law firm, specializing in consumer law and student loan issues. He was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both 2016 and 2017.
Ryder graduated magna cum laude from the Law School; he holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota as well.
Prior to attending law school, Ryder had a career in Hollywood, where he wrote screenplays and helped produce commercials and music videos. He also worked on former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first campaign commercials. A noted comic book aficionado, Ryder was retained by Marvel Comics as an expert witness in a federal copyright lawsuit.