Greg Dickinson is an Assistant Professor of Law at St. Thomas University College of Law where he teaches Torts, Trade Secrets, Internet Law, and related subjects. 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.