A white man with curly hair wearing a suit stares blankly at the camera.

Ron A. Dolin


Senior Research Fellow

Ron received his B.A. in math and physics from U.C. Berkeley before heading to Geneva to work at CERN, the high-energy physics lab. After a few years there, he left for graduate work, obtaining a Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Santa Barbara with his dissertation on scalable search. Ron ended up as one of the first 100 employees at Google, and left after several years to attend law school and is a licensed attorney in CA.

Ron is an angel investor, focusing on legal technology startups, and has taught legal technology and informatics at Stanford Law School and Notre Dame Law School. Ron has taught MCLE courses on document automation for the CA Bar, and was on the executive committee of the Bar’s Law Practice Management and Technology section.

He co-founded the Program for Legal Technology and Design with SLS alum Margaret Hagan and has worked on legal innovation at the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Notre Dame Law School. Ron has been asked to participate on panels and give talks at universities such as Stanford and Harvard, and organizations such as COLPM, ILTA, and ACC, on issues related to legal technology and innovation. A selected list of his presentations can be found at his blog, radicalconcepts.com. Ron was selected as one of the 2014 Fastcase 50, and 2014 ALM Recorder’s Innovator Award recipient.