Edward K. Cheng

Vanderbilt Law School

Professor of Law

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

16

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

Reconceptualizing the Burden of Proof

Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Jun 2012
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 588 (49,492)
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burden of proof, preponderance, statistical evidence, hypothesis testing, probability, Bayesian, conjunction paradox, blue bus

2.

Does Frye or Daubert Matter? A Study of Scientific Admissibility Standards

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 22
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Nov 2004
Edward K. Cheng and Albert Yoon
Vanderbilt Law School and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Downloads 529 (56,578)
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Daubert, Frye, removal, scientific evidence, admissibility, law and science, empirical, tort reform

3.

The Myth of the Generalist Judge

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 81
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 May 2007 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2008
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 326 (100,507)
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specialization, courts, judges, empirical

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A Practical Solution to the Reference Class Problem

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Mar 2009
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 284 (116,669)

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"reference class", statistics, model selection, "statistical evidence"

5.

Structural Laws and the Puzzle of Regulating Behavior

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 33
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 275 (120,718)

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overcriminalization, criminal law theory, tax evasion, speeding, music piracy, structure, fiat, regulation

6.

Accuracy, Optimality, and the Preponderance Standard

Law, Probability & Risk, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2015
Edward K. Cheng and Michael S. Pardo
Vanderbilt Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 220 (151,011)

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burden of proof, burden of persuasion, evidence, accuracy, welfare, minimax, error

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Independent Judicial Research in the Daubert Age

Duke Law Journal, Feb. 2007
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Feb 2006
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 179 (182,537)

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scientific evidence, independent research, judicial research, judicial ethics, daubert, survey

8.

Changing Scientific Evidence

Brooklyn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 1
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Feb 2004
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 173 (188,042)

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Torts,Evidence,Daubert

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Beyond the Witness: Bringing a Process Perspective to Modern Evidence Law

Texas Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 6, 2019
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2018
Edward K. Cheng and Alex Nunn
Vanderbilt Law School and Yale University, Law School
Downloads 142 (221,785)
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evidence, process, standardization, forensics, photographs, hearsay, confrontation, discovery

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When 10 Trials are Better than 1000: An Evidentiary Perspective on Trial Sampling

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 160, No. 4, pp. 955-965, March 2012
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 118 (255,833)

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sampling, mass tort, shrinkage, averaging, variability

11.

Detection and Correction of Legal Publication Bias

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 95 (296,843)

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publication bias, false confessions, evidence, multiple systems estimation

12.

Predicting the Constitutionality of Punitive Damages: A Statistical Approach

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 Jun 2009
Edward K. Cheng and Albert Yoon
Vanderbilt Law School and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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punitive damages, constitutionality, statistical prediction, prediction, forecasting, BMW v. Gore, model, punitives

13.

Specialist Judges

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
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specialization, federal circuit judges, empirical, entropy

14.

Incentivizing Lawyers as Teams

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-51
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
Edward K. Cheng, Paul H. Edelman and Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt Law School
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Attorney Fees, Fair Division, Lodestar, Complex Litigation, Mass Torts, Bayesian Methods, Optimization

15.

Unravelling Williams v. Illinois

NYU Law Review Online
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 07 May 2020
Edward K. Cheng and Cara Mannion
Vanderbilt Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 43 (446,156)

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confrontation, forensics, Daubert, scientific evidence, reliability, expert evidence

16.

Completing the Quantum of Evidence

Minnesota Law Review Headnotes
Number of pages: 7
Edward K. Cheng and Brooke Bowerman
Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students
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completeness, hearsay, Federal Rule of Evidence 106, quantum, evidence