Mechele Dickerson

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



  • 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).
  • Public Interest, Public Choice, and the Cult of Homeownership [Symposium: Business Law as Public Interest Law], 2 UC Irvine Law Review 843 (2012).
  • Revitalizing Urban Cities: Linking the Past to the Present [Symposium: Urban Revitalization: The Legal Implications of Remaking a City], 46 University of Memphis Law Review 973 (2016).
  • Millennials, Affordable Housing, and the Future of Homeownership, 24 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 435 (2016).
  • Presidential Who’s Up, Who’s Down After the GOP Debate, Newsweek, October 29, 2015 at
  • Presidential Candidates Who Ignore Race are Making a Mistake,, July 29, 2015 at
  • Black People Won’t Stop Being Poorer Unless Banks Stop Discriminating, The Guardian, June 25, 2015 at
  • The Uselessness of the Mortgage Interest Deduction, New York Times, April 14, 2015, at
  • Why Does America Continue to Subsidize Housing for the Wealthy?, The Guardian, March 10, 2015 at
  • Angry US Middle Classes Feel the Squeeze, BBC, February 8, 2015 at
  • Here’s Why It’s So Hard to Help the Middle Class, The New Republic, February 3, 2015 at
  • Obama’s Housing Plan Ignores Why the Middle Class Can’t Afford Homes, The New Republic, January 27, 2015 at


  • Insolvency Principles: The Missing Link in the Odious Debt Debate, in 261 Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default (Robert W. Kolb, ed.; Wiley, 2011).View Article
  • The Story of Patterson: Plainly Protecting Pensions, in 121 Bankruptcy Stories (Robert Rasmussen, ed.; Foundation Press, 2007).

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