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I am an assistant professor at Virginia Tech's Department of Communication.  I am an attorney with a Ph.D. in mass communication an an LL.M. in media law who studies the link between law and public relations.  My research focuses on social media regulation, employment law, and Internet policy.


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    Cayce not only has a mastery of criminal law he is an expert in communication law, public relations, and social media strategy.


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Virginia Tech

181 Turner Street NW
121 Shanks Hall Mail Code 0311
Blacksburg, VA, 24061


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CIDER Teacher of the WeekVirignia Tech CIDER2015
Recognition for College TeachingUGA Teaching Academy2014
Outstanding Teaching AssistantUniversity of Georgia2014
Krugman AwardUniversity of Georgia2014
Delta Epsilon IotaDelta Epsilon Iota2013
Semifinalist Civil Mock Trial Competition AtlantaAmerican Association for Justice2009
Semi Finalist Atlanta Mock Trial CompetitionAmerican Association for Justice2009
Ruth Tinsley West Award for Academic Achievement and LeadershipMercer University Walter F. George School of Law2009
First Place ABA National Criminal Justice Mock Trial CompetitionAmerican Bar Association2009
Laura Gardner Webster Award for Client CounselingMercer University Walter F. George school of Law2009
The Order of the BarristersMercer University Walter F. George School of Law2009
ABA Negotiation Competition Region RepresentativeAmerican Bar Association2008
aBA Client Counseling Competition SemifinalistAmerican Bar Association2008
Kappa Tau AlphaUniversity of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication2006
Phi Kappa PhiUniversity of Georgia2006
Omicron Delta KappaEmory University2004
Order of OmegaEmory University2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant ProfessorVirginia Tech2014 - Present
Research Editor and ContributorInstitute for Public Relations2013 - Present
Graduate Teaching/Research AssistantUniversity Of Georgia2011 - 2014
Assistant Solicitor-GeneralClarke County Solicitor-General's Office2010 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkSouth Georgia Judicial Circuit2009 - 2010
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office, Middle District Of Georgia2008 - 2008
Summer Law Intern ProgramDepartment Of Justice, Antitrust Division2008 - 2008
Law ClerkDA's Office Towaliga Judicial Circuit2008 - 2008
Law ClerkDistrict Attorney's Office Rockdale Judicial Circuit2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2014 - Present
Public Relations Society of AmericaMember2013 - Present
Institute for Public RelationsResearch Editor for Public Relations Law2013 - Present
American Journalism Historians AssociationMember2012 - Present
AEJMCMember2012 - Present
Georgia Legal History FoundationMember2009 - Present
MemberGeorgia Legal History Foundation2009 - Present
Peabody AwardsScreening Committee News Judge2011 - 2014
Mercer Law Client Counseling TeamMember2009 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Mercer Law Negotiation TeamMember2008 - 2009
Mercer Law Mock Trial TeamMember2008 - 2009
Bootle Inn of CourtStudent Member2008 - 2009
Journal of Southern Legal HistoryStudent Editor2008 - 2009
Mercer Law School Moot Court BoardMember2007 - 2009
Phi Alpha DeltaClerk2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Domestic Violence ProsecutionN/A
State Habeas Corpus PetitionsN/A
Civil LitigationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Southern Legal HistoryBook Review of Signposts News Directions in Southern Legal History2016
Institute for Public RelationsSuing for a Good Review: Using Twibel to Manage Online Image2016
Social Media for Government: Theory and PracticeDisclosure in Online Promotions: The Effect of FTC Guidelines on Digital Public Relations and Advertising2016
Institute for Public Relations BlogChina’s New Communication Laws: Three Things PR Practitioners Need to Know2015
Institute for Public Relations BlogCrowdfunding and Public Relations: How Federal Agencies Regulate Online Campaigns2015
Journalism HistoryBook Review2015
Institute for Public RelationsKnowing When It’s Legally Safe to Say “I’m Sorry”: The Legal Effects of Mortification Strategy2015
Journal of Information PolicyTo Reveal or Conceal?: Introducing the Anonymous Public Concern Test for U.S. Defamation Lawsuits2015
Institute for Public Relations BlogIs Your Social Media Account Really Yours?: Guidelines for PR Practitioners and Organizations to Determine Social Media Ownership2014
Institute for PR Blog#Disclosure: New FTC Social Media Guidelines for PR2014
Media HistorySocial Media as Primary Source: The Narrativization of 21st Century Social Movements2014
Rethinking HistoryOpen Genre, New Possibilities; Democratizing History via Social Media,” Rethinking History2014
Public Relations ReviewPublic Relations Confidentiality: An Analysis of PR Practitioner-Client Privilege in High Profile Litigation,”2014
Institute for Public RelationsThe "Right to be Forgotten" in International PR Practice: Four Things Practitioners Need to Know2014
Public Relations ReviewReconsidering the corporate narrative in U.S. PR history: A critique of Alfred Chandler's influence on PR historiography2014
Public Relations ReviewSocial Media as the New Water Cooler: Implications for PR Practitioners2014
Public Relations ReviewReconsidering the corporate narrative in U.S. PR history: A critique of Alfred Chandler's influence on PR historiography2014
UGA ColumnsDoctoral Student Tracks Social Media Regulation2013
Journal of Communication ManagementCorporate PR in a Post-Citizens United World2013
Public Relations ReviewCommercial Speech, Protected Speech, and Political Public Relations2013
Institute for Public RelationsFree Speech v. Social Media: Is Your Policy Legal2013
Institute for PRLitigation and Public Relations: Four Questions Every Practitioner Should Ask Themselves When a Client Faces a Lawsuit2013
International History of Public Relations Conference Proceedings 2013A Historiography of U.S. Corporate Public Relations: Why Current2013
University of Georgia WebsiteUGA Amazing Student2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityN/AEarly Career Teaching Certificate2015
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityN/AMastery in Online Teaching Certificate2015
University of Georgia School of LawMass CommunicationPhD - Doctorate2014
University of GeorgiaEducationCertificate in Interdisciplinary College Teaching2014
University of Georgia School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws2011
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawCertificate in Advanced Legal Writing2009
University of GeorgiaMass CommunicationMA - Masters2006
Emory University School of LawHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Emory UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia Tech CourseCommunication Law2015
IPR Board of Trustees MeetingPublic Relations, Social Media & the Law: How New Laws Affect PR Practice2015
Virginia Tech CoursePublic Relations Writing and Editing2014
USG Teaching and Learning ConferencePeer Editing in College Writing Courses2014
UGA CoursePublic Relations, Advertising and the Law2014
International Public Relations Research ConferenceIs that LinkedIn Mine Or Yours?2014
Course at Virginia TechPublic Relations Cases2014
College CoursePublic Relations Cases2014
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationPropaganda in Public Relations2014
University of Georgia Course in ADPR MajorPublic Relations, Advertising and the Law2013
UGA Course in Grady CollegePublic Relations, Advertising and the Law2013
Media and he Public Sphere ConferenceDigital Immortality vs. "The Right to be Forgotten": A Comparison of U.S. and E.U. Laws Concerning Social Media Privacy2013
International Public Relations Research ConferencePublic Relations Practitioner Confidentiality in High Profile Litigation2013
International Academy of Business DisciplinesNLRB Ruling on Social Media Use by Employees2013
Grady College of Journalism and Mass CommunicationPublic Relations Management2013
American Journalism Historians AssociationPublic Relations and Railroad Litigation2013
American Journalism Historians AssociationRailroads, Bad Publicity, and Early Public Relations: Coverage of Railroad Lawsuits in the Popular Press 1850-18602013
American Association Association for Journalism and Mass CommunicationDefining Early Public Relations2013
AEJMCThe Misunderstood Nineteenth Century Press Agent2013
Guest Speaker in Grady College Graduate Course in Broadcast RegulationBroadcast Regulation2012
Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass CommunicationsPresidential Crisis Communications in Environmental Disasters2012
Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass CommunicationInternet Service Provider Subpoenas in Defamation Lawsuits2012