University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Arthur L. Moller Chair in Bankruptcy Law and Practice, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
A. Mechele Dickerson joined the faculty in January 2006 and served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2006-2011. She has a courtesy appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and is also the Faculty Athletics Representative for the University of Texas.
Professor Dickerson is a nationally recognized scholar on financial vulnerability, consumer debt and housing affordability. She regularly teaches Remedies and Federal Civil Procedure at the School of Law and has taught cross-listed interdisciplinary graduate-level courses on the American middle-class. Dickerson also designed and taught numerous classes about the COVID pandemic for graduate and undergraduate students.
Dickerson is the author of Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions and has recently completed a manuscript on the Neglected Middle Class.
After clerking for Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones, Dickerson practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Norfolk, Virginia before joining the law faculty at the College of William and Mary.
Professor Dickerson is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an elected fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Dickerson has participated in congressional briefings and has testified before a congressional subcommittee on housing unaffordability.