Faculty Profile: Mechele Dickerson
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Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions
Cambridge University Press, 2014Read more
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 the Faculty Athletics Representative for the University of Texas.
Professor Dickerson is a nationally recognized scholar on financial vulnerability, consumer debt, housing affordability, and racial and economic disparities. 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 and the COVID pandemic.
Dickerson is the author of Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions and has recently completed a manuscript for the Harvard University Press 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.
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March 11, 2019
Austin Community Foundation
A Conversation on Economic Mobility and the Racial Wealth Gap
October 17, 2017
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 208
Invited to present at SmartTaxReform: The Republican Tax Plan and the Mortgage Interest Deduction
March 22, 2016
Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance (Committee on Financial Services)
Invited to present paper, The Future of Housing in America: Government Regulations and the High Cost of Housing and answer the committee's questions. https://financialservices.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=400463