Gregory M. Dickinson
Assistant Professor of Law
and, by courtesy, Computer Science
St. Thomas University College of Law
Faculty Suite (209)
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude
B.S., Computer Science, Houghton College, summa cum laude
Gregory M. Dickinson
Greg Dickinson joined STU Law as an Assistant Professor of Law in 2021. Prior to joining St. Thomas Law, Professor Dickinson was a Fellow at the Stanford Law School Program in Law, Science and Technology.
Professor Dickinson’s research focuses on the interaction between private law and technology. One major area of interest is how the common law responds to technological innovation and can be harnessed to complement the more particular statutory and regulatory schemes layered atop it. A second branch of Professor Dickinson’s work explores how the tools of machine learning and artificial intelligence can be brought to bear on traditional legal questions. 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 Georgia 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.
Articles and Notes:
Privately Policing Dark Patterns, 57 Ga. L. Rev. 1633 (2023) (symposium)
The Internet Immunity Escape Hatch, 47 BYU L. Rev. 1435 (2022)
Big Tech’s Tightening Grip on Internet Speech, 56 Ind. L. Rev. 101 (2022) (essay)
Toward Textual Internet Immunity, 33 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. Online 1 (2022) (essay)
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)
Current and Recent Courses