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John Bickers

John M. Bickers
Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Faculty Development




Professor and Associate Dean John Bickers engages students with a teaching style that has led multiple graduating classes to select him as their Professor of the Year. His classroom approach is to involve students through both the traditional law school Socratic method of question-and-answer exchanges between professors and students, and engagement in mock appellate arguments of constitutional law cases. As an associate dean, he is responsible for promoting legal research and scholarship among faculty members.

Professor Bickers has been a member of the Chase faculty since 2006. Prior to joining the faculty, he taught law classes at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and was a lawyer in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps. As a JAG officer, he practiced as a prosecutor, a defense attorney and an administrative law attorney, and managed an Army law office in Germany.

Professor Bickers earned an LL.M (Master of Laws) from Georgetown Law Center, a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Cornell University.