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Andrea Cann Chandrasekher

Acting Professor of Law


J.D., Stanford Law School 2012

Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Berkeley 2009

M.A. Statistics, University of California, Berkeley 2003

A.B. Economics and Public Policy, Stanford University 1998


Andrea Cann Chandrasekher holds a B.A. from Stanford University, a Masters in Statistics from UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.  Prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern Law School where she co-taught courses in Criminal Law and Law and Economics, a Visiting Researcher at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and a Research Fellow at Stanford Law School.  She has received many grants and fellowships for her research, including a recent grant from the Guggenheim foundation for her work on the connection between home foreclosures and crime with John Hagan. 

Chandrasekher’s research lies within the fields of empirical law and economics, criminal law, and policing.  In her work, she has studied a variety of topics including broken windows policing and police misconduct.  She is also interested in the fields of labor economics and applied econometrics.

Subject Areas

Law And Economics, Criminal Law And Procedure, Labor Law, Law And Society, Police And Policing

Selected Career Highlights

  • Fellow, Stanford Law School, 2012 - 2013
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 2009 - 2012
  • Visiting Researcher, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 2011 - 2012