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Seth J. Chandler

Law Foundation Professor of Law


A.B., Princeton University; J.D., Harvard University

Seth J. Chandler is a Law Foundation Professor of Law at the UH Law Center who specializes in insurance law and the application of mathematics and computer science to law. Professor Chandler won a prestigious university-wide teaching excellence award in 1995, was a first year winner of the Innovator Award from Wolfram Research, received the President’s Medal from Loyola University for extraordinary service in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and has been called on twice to testify before Congress on the Affordable Care Act. Professor Chandler has a broad Internet presence; he is the author of over 100 interactive Demonstrations (, 21 Resource Functions ( and several Data Repositories ( on the Wolfram Research website. He founded two blogs,, which addressed the ACA, and, which addressed catastrophic insurance in Texas. Professor Chandler’s blog entries have over 400,000 views. He practiced with Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles and Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. before beginning his academic career in 1990 at the UH Law Center. Professor Chandler teaches contracts, health law, analytic methods and constitutional law. Orcid page:

Health Law
Insurance Law
Life and Health Insurance
Law and Economics