Professor Ted Becker is the interim director of the Legal Practice Program. Prior to joining the Law School faculty as a clinical assistant professor in 2000, he practiced with Dickinson Wright in Lansing, Michigan, 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. Professor Becker is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. He has authored or coauthored articles in Duquesne Law Review, Legal Writing, Second Draft, and Michigan Defense Quarterly, and has presented several times at academic legal writing and transactional drafting conferences. He is the co-faculty organizer of the Law School's inaugural Transactional Law Competition beginning in fall 2015. Professor Becker is a member of the executive committee of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor and was the chair of the committee in 2014-2015. In addition, he is the co-chair of the Association of Legal Writing Directors' Publications Committee, and the Legal Writing Institute's Bar Outreach Committee. 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.