Edward K. Cheng

Vanderbilt Law School

Professor of Law

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (14)

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 565 (46,805)
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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 514 (52,744)
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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, Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 May 2007 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2008
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 311 (95,716)
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specialization, courts, judges, empirical

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A Practical Solution to the Reference Class Problem

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 135
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Mar 2009
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 272 (110,543)
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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 270 (111,385)
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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, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2547348
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2015
Edward K. Cheng and Michael S. Pardo
Vanderbilt Law School and University of Alabama School of Law
Downloads 212 (141,882)

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

7.

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 170 (173,595)

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Torts,Evidence,Daubert

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Independent Judicial Research in the Daubert Age

Duke Law Journal, Feb. 2007, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 53
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Feb 2006
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 169 (174,511)
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scientific evidence, independent research, judicial research, judicial ethics, daubert, survey

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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 112 (241,937)
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sampling, mass tort, shrinkage, averaging, variability

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

Texas Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 6, 2019, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-53
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 111 (243,484)

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evidence, process, standardization, forensics, photographs, hearsay, confrontation, discovery

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 86 (288,325)

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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
Downloads 82 (296,818)

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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.

Fair Division of Attorneys' Fees

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-51
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2018
Edward K. Cheng, Paul H. Edelman and Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 30 (461,226)

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Attorney Fees, Fair Division, Lodestar, Complex Litigation, Mass Torts, Bayesian Methods, Optimization