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David L. Chambers

Wade H. McCree Jr. Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1969-


Publications

Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews
 

Books

  • Debts, Job Choices, and Financial Burden: Educational Debts at Nine American Law Schools. Washington, D.C.: Assoc. of American Law Schools, 1991.
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  • Making Fathers Pay: The Enforcement of Child Support. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1979.
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Book Chapters

  • "What if? The Legal Consequences of Marriage and the Legal Needs of Lesbian and Gay Male Couples." In Queer Families, Queer Politics: Challenging Culture and the State, edited by M. Bernstein and R. Reimann, 306-37. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2001. (Adapted from an article originally published under the same title in Mich. L. Rev. 95, no. 2 (1996): 447-91.)
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  • "Family Law and Gay and Lesbian Family Issues in the Twentieth Century." In Family Law Symposium 2000, 269-88. PBI, vol. 2000-2304. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Pa. Bar Institute, 2000.
  • "Couples: Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership." In Creating Change: Sexuality, Public Policy, and Civil Rights, edited by J. D'Emilio et al., 281-304. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
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  • "Rethinking the Substantive Rules for Custody Disputes in Divorce." In Family Law in Action: A Reader, edited by C. E. Schneider et al., 345-58. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999. (Adapted from an article originally published under the same title in Mich. L. Rev. 83, no. 3 (1984): 477-569)
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  • "AIDS and the Public Policies Bearing on Children and Families." In The Social Impact of AIDS in the United States, edited by A. Jonsen and J. Stryker. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1993.
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  • "The First Year Courses: What's There and What's Not." In Looking at Law School. 3rd ed., edited by S. Gillers. New York: New American Library, 1990.
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  • "Stepparents, Biologic Parents, and the Law's Perception of 'Family' After Divorce." In Divorce Reform at the Crossroads, edited by S. D. Sugarman and H. H. Kay, 102-29. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 1990.
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  • "The Federal Government and a Program of 'Advance Maintenance' in the United States." In Child Support: From Debt Collection to Social Policy, edited by A. J. Kahn and S. Kamerman, 343-9. Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage, 1988.
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  • "Smith v. Offer: A Case Study of Children in Foster Care." M. Wald, co-author. In In the Interest of Children: Advocacy, Law Reform and Public Policy, edited by R. Mnookin et al., 67-147. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1985.
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  • "The First Year Courses: What's There and What's Not." In Looking at Law School. Rev. ed., edited by S. Gillers. New York: New American Library, 1984.
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  • "Child Support in the Twenty-First Century." In The Parental Child-Support Obligation, edited by J. Cassetty, 283-93. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, 1983.
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  • "Community-Based Treatment and the Constitution." In Alternatives to Mental Hospital Treatment, edited by L. I. Stein and M. A. Test, 38-55. New York: Plenum Press, 1978.
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  • "The First-Year Courses: What's There and What's Not." In Looking at Law School, edited by S. Gillers, 39-53. New York: Taplinger, 1977.
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  • "The Right to an Adequate Income and Employment: A Reply to Professor Bernstein." In The Mentally Retarded Citizen and the Law, edited by M. Kindred, 298-304. New York: Free Press, 1976.
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  • "The Principle of the Least Restrictive Alternative for Mentally-Retarded Persons: The Constitutional Issues." In The Mentally Retarded Citizen and the Law, edited by M. Kindred, 486-99. New York: Free Press, 1976.
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  • "The Child Support Enforcement Process Study." In Cases and Materials on Family Law, edited by C. Foote et al., 850-6. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1976.
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  • "Child Support Collections in Michigan: A Study of the Effects of Tenacity and Terror." In The Child and the Courts, 23-42. Toronto: Programme on Family Law and Social Welfare, 1976.
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  • "The Right to the Least Restrictive Alternative Setting for Treatment." In Legal Rights of the Mentally Handicapped, edited by B. Ennis and P. Friedman, 991-1014. New York: Practising Law Institute, 1973.
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Journal Articles

  • "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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  • "People, Times, Law School Leadership Join to Launch South Africa Program." Law Quad. Notes 49, no. 2 (2006): 22-3.
  • Co-author. "The Real Impact of Eliminating Affirmative Action in American Law Schools: An Empirical Critique of Richard Sander's Study." R. O. Lempert et al., co-authors. Stan. L. Rev. 57, no. 6 (2005): 1855-98.
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  • "For Ira Ellman: One More Reason 'Why Making Family Law Is Hard'." Ariz. St. L. J. 35, no. 3 (2003): 719-21.
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  • Co-author. "Myths and Facts about Affirmative Action." R. Lempert and T. Adams, co-authors. Ariz. Att'y 38, no. 2 (2001): 27-9.
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  • "For the Best of Friends and for Lovers of all Sorts, a Status Other than Marriage." Notre Dame L. Rev. 76, no. 5 (2001): 1347-64. (Symposium: Unmarried Partners and the Legacy of Marvin v. Marvin)
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  • "The Baker Case, Civil Unions, and the Recognition of our Common Humanity: An Introduction and a Speculation." Vt. L. Rev. 25, no. 1 (2000): 5-13.
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  • Co-author. "Michigan's Minority Graduates in Practice: The River Runs through Law School." T. Adams and R. O. Lempert, co-authors. Law & Soc. Inquiry 25, no. 2 (2000): 395-505.
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  • Co-author. "Michigan's Minority Graduates in Practice: Answers to Methodological Queries." T. Adams and R. O. Lempert, co-authors. Law & Soc. Inquiry 25, no. 2 (2000): 585-97.
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  • Co-author. "Learning and Serving: Pro Bono Legal Services by Law Students." C. F. Adcock, co-author. Mich. B.J. 79, no. 8 (2000): 1056-7.
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  • "Civilizing the Natives: Marriage in Post-Apartheid South Africa." Daedalus 129, no. 4 (2000): 101-24.
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  • Co-author. "The African American, Latino, and Native American Graduates of One American Law School, 1970-1996." R. O. Lempert and T. K. Adams, co-authors. SALT Equalizer 1999, no. 3 (1999): 19-24.
  • Co-author. "Family Law and Gay and Lesbian Family Issues in the Twentieth Century." N. Polikoff, co-author. Fam. L.Q. 33, no. 3 (1999): 523-42.
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  • Co-author. "Doing Well and Doing Good: The Careers of Minority and White Graduates of the University of Michigan Law School." T. Adams and R. O. Lempert, co-authors. Law Quad. Notes 42, no. 2 (1999): 60-71.
  • "Lesbian Divorce: A Commentary on the Legal Issues." Am. J. Orthopsychiatry 68, no. 3 (1998): 420-3.
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  • "Polygamy and Same-Sex Marriage." Hofstra L. Rev. 26, no. 1 (1997): 53-83.
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  • Co-author. "Honesty, Privacy, and Shame: When Gay People Talk about Other Gay People to Nongay People." S. Homer, co-author. Mich. J. Gender & L. 4, no. 2 (1997): 255-73.
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  • "What If? The Legal Consequences of Marriage and the Legal Needs of Lesbian and Gay Male Couples." Mich. L. Rev. 95, no. 2 (1996): 447-91.
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  • "Fathers, the Welfare System, and the Virtues and Perils of Child-Support Enforcement." Va. L. Rev. 81, no. 8 (1995): 2575-605.
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  • "Gay Men, AIDS, and the Code of the Condom." Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 29, no. 2 (1994): 353-85.
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  • "The Burdens of Educational Loans: The Impacts of Debt on Job Choice and Standards of Living for Students at Nine American Law Schools." J. Legal Educ. 42 (1992): 187-231.
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  • "Tales of Two Cities: AIDS and the Legal Recognition of Domestic Partnerships in San Francisco and New York." Law & Sexuality 2 (1992): 181-208.
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  • "Commentary: Meeting the Financial Needs of Children." Brook. L. Rev. 57 (1991): 769-80.
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  • "Kevin E. Kennedy." Mich. L. Rev. 89, no. 3 (1990): 433-6.
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  • "Educational Debts and the Worsening Position of Small-Firm, Government, and Legal-Services Lawyers." J. Legal Educ. 39 (1989): 709-24.
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  • "Accommodation and Satisfaction: Women and Men Lawyers and the Balance of Work and Family." Law & Soc. Inquiry 14 (1989): 251-87.
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  • "Wade H. McCree, Jr." Mich. L. Rev. 86, no. 2 (1987): 224-6.
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  • "The Abuses of Social Science: A Response to Fineman and Opie." Wis. L. Rev. 1987 (1987): 159-63.
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  • "The 'Legalization' of the Family: Toward a Policy of Supportive Neutrality." U. Mich. J. L. Reform 18 (1985): 805-28.
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  • Co-author. "Social Policy Experimentation: A Position Paper." R. A. Berk et al., co-authors. Evaluation Rev. 9, no. 4 (1985): 387-429.
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  • "Rethinking the Substantive Rules for Custody Disputes in Divorce." Mich. L. Rev. 83 (1984): 477-569.
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  • "SALT Survey: Women in Law Teaching." SALT Newsl. (1983): 1, 3-6.
  • "The Coming Curtailment of Compulsory Child Support." Mich. L. Rev. 80 (1982): 1614-34.
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  • "SALT Survey: Minority Group Persons in Law School Teaching." SALT Newsl. (1982): 3-6.
  • "Men Who Know They Are Watched: Some Benefits and Costs of Jailing for Nonpayment of Support." Mich. L. Rev. 75 (1977): 900-40.
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  • "Alternatives to Mental Hospital Treatment." Hosp. & Community Psychiatry 27 (1976): 186-92.
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  • Co-author. "Effective Counsel for Persons Facing Civil Commitment: A Survey, a Polemic, and a Proposal." E. Andalman, co-author. Miss. L. J. 45 (1974): 43-91.
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  • "Alternatives to Civil Commitment of the Mentally Ill: Practical Guides and Constitutional Imperatives." Mich. L. Rev. 70 (1972): 1107-200.
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Reviews

  • Review of Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice, by L. Mather et al., co-authors. Contemp. Sociology 31, no. 5 (2002): 554-6.
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  • "25 Divorce Attorneys and 40 Clients in Two Not So Big but Not So Small Cities in Massachusetts and California: An Appreciation." Review of Divorce Lawyers and Their Clients: Power and Meaning in the Legal Process, by A. Sarat and W. L. F. Felstiner. Law & Soc. Inquiry 22, no. 1 (1997): 209-30.
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  • Review of The Child Savers, by P. S. Prescott. Wash. Post Book World. June 14, 1981: 7.
  • "The Children's Cause: Drawing the Battle Lines." Review of Before the Best Interests of the Child by J. Goldstein et al., and Beyond the Best Interests of the Child, new ed., by J. Goldstein et al. Wash. Post Book World. March 9, 1980: 4.
  • Review of The Bakke Case: The Politics of Inequality, by J. Dreyfuss and C. Lawrence III. Wash. Post Book World. July 8, 1979: E1, E4.
  • Review of From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1954-78, by J. H. Wilkinson. Wash. Post Book World. July 8, 1979: E1, E4.

Other Publications

  • Foreword to Legalizing Gay Marriage, by M. Mello, x-xii. America in Transition: Radical Perspectives. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press, 2004.
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "Civilizing the Natives: Customary Marriage in Post-Apartheid South Africa." In Engaging Cultural Differences: The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies, edited by R. A. Shweder et al., 81-98. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2002. (Originally published under the same title in Daedalus 129, no. 4 (2000): 101-24.)
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  • "Marriage Today: Legal Consequences for Same Sex and Opposite Sex Couples." Law Quad. Notes 40, no. 2 (1997): 60-70. (Adapted from an essay originally published as "What if? The Legal Consequences of Marriage and the Legal Needs of Lesbian and Gay Male Couples." Mich. L. Rev. 95, no. 2 (1996): 447-91)
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  • Co-author. "Social Policy Experimentation: A Position Paper." R. A. Berk et al., co-authors. Evaluation Stud. : Rev. Ann. 11 (1986): 630-72. (Originally published under the same title in Evaluation Rev. 9, no. 4 (1985): 387-429)

Works in Progress & Working Papers

  • 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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