Jerry Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law


Professor Dickinson's teaching and scholarship focus on constitutional property, state and local government law, land use, affordable housing law and policy and urban development. 


Professor Dickinson practiced with the Real Estate Group at Reed Smith LLP (Pittsburgh), where he concentrated on all aspects of real estate development and litigation, specifically focusing on land use, zoning, economic development, landlord-tenant and eminent domain. While at the firm, he founded and coordinated the Reed Smith Housing Rights Project, a pro bono initiative advocating on behalf of indigent tenants in eviction proceedings in Allegheny County in collaboration with the Neighborhood Legal Services Association. ​


Professor Dickinson clerked for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. 


Professor Dickinson is also a former Fulbright Scholar to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he conducted a comprehensive project on urban development and housing at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies and the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law