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Prof. A. Mechele Dickerson


Current Position

University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Tel: 512-232-1311
Fax: 512-471-6988

Class: XXII (2011)Circuit: Fifth


Harvard University, BA (1984)
Harvard Law School, JD (1988)

Professional Career

Professor, University of Texas School of Law (2005-)
William & Mary School of Law (1995-05)


American Law Institute


"Race Matters in Bankruptcy Relief," 20 ABI L. Review 623 2012 Author
"Public Interest, Public Choice, and the Cult of Homeownership," 2UC Irvine Law Review 844 2012 Author
"Vanishing Financial Freedom," 61 Alabama L. Rev. 1079 2010 Author
"The US Subprime Housing Crisis and the Global Over-consumption of Consumer Debt," 36 Fordham Urban L. J. 395 2009 Author
"The Myth of Homeownership, and Why Home Ownership is not Always a Good Thing," 84 Ind. L. J. 189 2009 Author
"Insolvency Principles and the Odious Debt Doctrine: The Missing Link in the Debate," Odious Debts: Contemporary Issues 80, M. N. Bhavani ed. (reprint of Insolvency Principles and The Doctrine of Odious Debts: The Missing Link in the International Human Rights Debate) 2008 Author
Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions Cambridge University Press 2014
Financial Scarcity and Financial Decision-making 58 Ariz. L. Rev.137 2016


Texas Exes Faculty Teaching Award, (2006)
William & Mary Alumni Fellowship Award, (2000)
Walter L. Williams, Jr. Teaching Award, (1998; 05)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Excellence in Education Award (2016)
Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Texas-Austin (2015)