Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2008, Professor Dickman clerked for the Honorable Frank M. Hull of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2005 to 2008) and for the Honorable Beverly B. Martin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2004 to 2005). Before that, he worked as an associate at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the firm’s First Amendment and general litigation practice groups and worked on a wide variety of litigation matters. Among other things, Professor Dickman drafted pretrial briefs and motions and participated in all phases of discovery in government access, defamation and trademark matters. He also served as local counsel for a major automobile manufacturer in its Virginia "lemon law" litigation and defended a pro bono client in a trademark action in federal court. Professor Dickman is a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review. He earned a B.A. in government with a minor in economics from the University of Virginia in 1999. Professor Dickman is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars. He teaches legal writing at Chicago-Kent. His research interests lie in the areas of civil procedure, federal courts, and law and technology, with a particular focus on procedural issues arising out of new technologies.
Anonymity and the Demands of Civil Procedure in Music Downloading Lawsuits, Tulane Law Review (2008)