Gregory Dickinson

Gregory M. Dickinson

Assistant Professor of Law
and, by courtesy, Computer Science

Email: gdickinson@stu.edu

Phone: 305.474.2451

Mail:

St. Thomas University College of Law
Faculty Suite (209)
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054


Education:

J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude
M.S., Computer Science, University of Texas, expected 2024
B.S., Computer Science, Houghton College, summa cum laude


Expertise:

Torts
Internet Law
Trade Secrets
Property

Professor Dickinson’s Curriculum Vitae

Gregory M. Dickinson

Greg Dickinson joined STU as an Assistant Professor of Law in 2021. Prior to joining STU College of Law, Professor Dickinson was a Fellow at the Stanford Law School Program in Law, Science and Technology.

Professor Dickinson’s research centers on two key challenges facing law and technology. The first is developing legal frameworks to govern the internet, big data, and other emerging technologies. The second is deploying some of those same technologies—in particular, data mining and machine learning—to improve our understanding of how the American legal system operates in practice. Professor Dickinson’s work explores the strain that new technologies are placing on historical legal frameworks and proposes reforms to reshape existing regulatory frameworks to govern new technologies. Through computational analysis of large bodies of case law, his work seeks to provide a more systematic view of our legal system and doctrines and to guide legal reforms and policy decisions. Professor Dickinson’s work has appeared in journals including the BYU Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Stanford Law & Policy Review, and the Administrative Law Review.

Professor Dickinson graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science from Houghton College and began his career as a software engineer. He then earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, served as law clerk to Judge Richard C. Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced for several years as a commercial litigation and privacy law attorney with Ropes & Gray in Boston and two law firms in Rochester, New York.

Publications

Scholarship

View Professor Dickinson’s page at SSRN

Articles and Notes:

The Internet Immunity Escape Hatch, 47 BYU L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2022)

Toward Textual Internet Immunity, 33 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2021)

Rebooting Internet Immunity, 89 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 347 (2021)

A Computational Analysis of Oral Argument in the Supreme Court, 28 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 449 (2019)

An Empirical Study of Obstacle Preemption in the Supreme Court, 89 Neb. L. Rev. 682 (2011)

Calibrating Chevron for Preemption, 63 Admin. L. Rev. 667 (2011)

Note, An Interpretive Framework for Narrower Immunity Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 33 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 863 (2010)

Courses

Current and Recent Courses

Torts