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Loyola University New Orleans School of Law Commencement 2006

Loyola press release - May 8, 2006

The School of Law Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., in the Holy Name of Jesus Church, located at 6367 St. Charles Ave. The School of Law Commencement will begin at 7 p.m., on Friday, May 19, in the New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St. Law Foundation Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center Seth Chandler will give the commencement address.

Chandler was instrumental in establishing a temporary base for Loyola’s School of Law in Houston following Hurricane Katrina. He envisioned the idea of UH housing Loyola law classes right after the storm devastated New Orleans, and he proposed the idea to the UH deans and faculty, who immediately approved the idea.

After graduating summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University, Chandler earned a juris doctor with the honor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. Chandler specializes in insurance law and related fields such as health law, economic analysis of law, and contract drafting. His distinguished teaching and administrative career at UH began in 1990, and Chandler was honored with the university-wide Teaching Excellence Award in 1995. He previously engaged in private practice at Munger, Tolles, & Olson in Los Angeles, and Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.

Chandler has authored several articles on insurance law and he initiated use of the Mathematica computer language in the economic analysis of law.