Ted Becker is the assistant director of the Legal Practice Program. Before joining the Law School faculty as a clinical assistant professor in 2000, Prof. Becker was a litigator with Dickinson Wright in Lansing, specializing in telecommunications arbitrations and other administrative agency proceedings. He also has substantial appellate experience in general corporate litigation, both with Dickinson Wright and as a sole practitioner. He previously was an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, teaching an upper-level course in litigation skills, including discovery and motion practice, as well as the practical business aspects of law firm operation. Prof. Becker is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. He has authored or coauthored articles in Duquesne Law Review, Legal Writing, the Second Draft, and the Michigan Defense Quarterly, and has presented several times at academic legal writing conferences. He received his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and an articles editor of the University of Illinois Law Review.