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Chambers, David L.

Wade H. McCree Jr. Collegiate Professor of Law Emeritus

307 Hutchins Hall
David L. Chambers is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He practiced in Washington and served on the staff of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. He is the author of Making Fathers Pay, an empirical inquiry into the enforcement of child support. He is noted for work on the differing experiences of men and women in the law profession as well as for work on AIDS and on child custody, same-sex marriage, and other issues in family law. He has served as president of the Society of American Law Teachers and as co-chair of the Task Force on Diversity in Law Schools for the Association of American Law Schools. He began his academic career at Michigan in 1969 and retired in 2002 to write fiction. His novel, The Old Whitaker Place, is the co-winner of the 2009 Miami University Press Novella Contest. It was published in June 2010.

If you would like to contact Professor Chambers, please do so through Trudy Feldkamp, 734.936.0776, University of Michigan Law School, 307 Hutchins Hall, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1215.

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Satisfaction in the Practice of Law: Findings from a Long-Term Study of Attorneys' Careers. University of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 330. Working Paper, 2013.
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"Overstating the Satisfaction of Lawyers." Law & Soc. Inquiry 39, no. 2 (2014): 313-33. (Article first published online August 28, 2013.)
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"Tribute: Dores McCrary McCree." Mich. J. Race & L. 16, no. 1 (2011): 163-4.
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Co-author. "Who We Were and Who We Are: How Michigan Law Students Have Changed Since the 1950s: Findings from 40 Years of Alumni Surveys." T. K. Adams, co-author. Law Quad. Notes 51, no. 1 (2009): 74-80.
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Co-author. "Starting Out: Changing Patterns of First Jobs for Michigan Law School Graduates." T. K. Adams, co-author. Law Quad. Notes 52, no. 2 (2009): 23-8.
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