A. Mechele Dickerson

Professor for the University of Texas at Austin, Mechele Dickerson


J.D., Harvard University
Research Areas:
Civil Procedure
Teaching Areas:
Civil Procedure
Remedies and Politics
Procedure and Politics

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, has taught a class on civil procedural and remedial disputes involving the Trump Presidency, and has taught numerous 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. 

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. 

Contact Information
Campus location:
TNH 4.108