Ted Becker is a clinical professor of law at the University of Michigan and the director of the Legal Practice Program.

Before joining the Law School faculty as a clinical assistant professor in 2000, Becker 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 was previously 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.

The author or co-author of articles in the Michigan Bar JournalDuquesne Law ReviewLegal Writing, The Second Draft, and Michigan Defense Quarterly, Becker is the editor of the Future of Law column about legal education in the Michigan Bar Journal. He frequently presents at academic legal writing and transactional drafting conferences.

Becker is the faculty organizer of the Law School’s Transactional Law Competition, held for the first time in fall 2015. He 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/Legal Writing Institute’s Joint Survey Committee and was the co-chair of the 2018 LWI Biennial Conference Planning Committee. He received an Association of Legal Writing Directors Outstanding Service Award in 2018.