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Mechele Dickerson

A. Mechele Dickerson is a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds the Arthur L. Moller Chair in Bankruptcy Law and Practice at the University of Texas School of Law. Before she joined the law faculty at UT Law, she was a member of the faculty at William & Mary Law School.

She is the author of “Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions.”

Professor Dickerson teaches classes on consumer law, debt and spending to law and undergraduate students and is a nationally recognized expert on consumer debt and bankruptcy law. Dickerson's current research explores the causes and consequences of consumer debt and examines how the culture of debt and consumption in this country has been perceived, and has shifted, over time.

Professor Dickerson received both her B.A. and J.D. from Harvard University.


  • –present
    Law Professor, University of Texas at Austin