David L. Chambers is the Wade H. McCree Jr. Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Law at Michigan Law. He practiced in Washington and served on the staff of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders.

Chambers 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 2003 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.