Tag: Mechele Dickerson

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Mechele Dickerson Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Texas Law Professor Mechele Dickerson has been named to the 2015 University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The Academy recognizes tenured faculty members who, throughout their careers, have maintained significant contributions to education. “Mechele Dickerson is a master in the classroom,” said Ward Farnsworth, dean of the law school. “She makes everything she teaches interesting, […]

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New York Times Op-Ed: Professor Mechele Dickerson Debates Home Refinancing

Room for Debate: Stricter Rules for Refinancing Your House? Tougher Standards Would Ensure Stability By Mechele Dickerson Of the subprime mortgages that led to the 2008 financial crisis, only about a third were actually used to buy homes. Most of the borrowing was used to refinance existing mortgages and in many cases borrowers extracted the […]

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Fantasy Homeownership

Professor Mechele Dickerson’s book on homeownership points to unfavorable facts in the housing industry In her latest book, Professor Mechele Dickerson analyzes a pillar of the American Dream: homeownership. Published this summer by Cambridge University Press, “Homeownership and America’s Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions” outlines misconceptions of homeownership and the modern realities […]

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