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Mechele Dickerson

  • Arthur L. Moller Chair in Bankruptcy Law and Practice



  • Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions (Cambridge University Press, 2014).


  • U.S. Housing Policies Should Reflect Millennials’ Postcrisis Reality, American Banker, March 12, 2015, at 1.
  • [Op-Ed] Middle-Class Renters Ignored, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, January 23, 2015, 9A.
  • 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).
  • Vanishing Financial Freedom [Meador Lecture Series 2009-2010: Freedom], 61 Alabama Law Review 1079 (2010). View Article
  • Privatizing Ethics in Corporate Reorganizations, 93 Minnesota Law Review 875 (2009).
  • The Myth of Home Ownership and Why Home Ownership is Not Always a Good Thing, 84 Indiana Law Journal 189 (2009).
  • Over-Indebtedness, the Subprime Mortgage Crisis, and the Effect on U.S. Cities, 36 Fordham Urban Law Journal 395 (2009).
  • Choose Economics Over Emotion, Austin American-Statesman, May 23, 2008, at A15.
  • Consumer Over-Indebtedness: A U.S. Perspective, 43 Texas International Law Journal 135 (2008).
  • Insolvency Principles and the Odious Debt Doctrine: The Missing Link in the Debate, 70 Law and Contemporary Problems 53 (2007). View Article
  • Words That Wound: Defining, Discussing, and Defeating Bankruptcy "Corruption," 54 Buffalo Law Review 365 (2006).
  • Why the New U.S. Bankruptcy Law May Not Pay Off for the Credit Card Industry, Rebuilding Success, Fall 2006, at 19.
  • Regulating Bankruptcy: Public Choice, Ideology, & Beyond, 84 Washington University Law Review 1861 (2006).
  • Even Before the New Changes, Bankruptcy Laws Were Racially Biased, Boston Review, Sept./Oct. 2005, at 19.
  • Colliding Judgments: Applying the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine in Bankruptcy Cases, 14 Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice 5 (2005).


  • Sorting the Neighborhood, 93 Texas Law Review 179 (2014) (reviewing Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms, by Richard R. W. Brooks and Carol M. Rose). [Reprinted in 23 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 311 (2015)].

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