Gerald (Jerry) Dickinson
Professor Gerald (Jerry) Dickinson is a lawyer and legal scholar, focusing his scholarship on constitutional property and the intersection between land use laws, housing and urban development. He teaches courses in property, estates and trusts and land, race and property rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His advocacy also intersects with his scholarship and teaching, as he is a former Fulbright Scholar to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he advocated on behalf of inner-city squatters in unlawful removals in South Africa and, while practicing at the law firm Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh, Professor Dickinson founded and coordinated the firm’s Housing Rights Project representing indigent tenants in eviction proceedings. Professor Dickinson also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.