Mechele Dickerson

  • Arthur L. Moller Chair in Bankruptcy Law and Practice; University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Education

  • JD Harvard
  • BA Harvard

A. Mechele Dickerson is a nationally recognized bankruptcy law scholar and a global media expert on consumer debt. She is the author of Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions (Cambridge 2014). Her current research focuses on income inequality, student loans and the financial challenges facing middle class Americans.

Professor Dickerson joined the faculty in January 2006 and served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2006-2011. She teaches Remedies and Federal Civil Procedure.

Professor Dickerson clerked for Hon. (ret.) Nathaniel R. Jones and 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.

Recent Publications

  • Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
  • Sorting the Neighborhood, 93 Texas Law Review 179 (2014) . [Reprinted in 23 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 311 (2015)].
  • Race Matters in Bankruptcy Relief, 20 ABI Law Review 623 (2012).

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