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 (19)

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 630 (62,754)
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burden of proof, preponderance, statistical evidence, hypothesis testing, probability, Bayesian, conjunction paradox, blue bus

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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 568 (71,538)
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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 360 (122,518)
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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 313 (142,351)
Citation 1

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

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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 295 (151,421)

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

6.

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 G. Alexander Nunn
Vanderbilt Law School and University of Arkansas - School of Law
Downloads 268 (167,024)
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evidence, process, standardization, forensics, photographs, hearsay, confrontation, discovery

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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 Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 237 (188,411)

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

8.

Sequencing in Damages

Stanford Law Review, 74 STAN. L. REV. __ (2022 Forthcoming ), Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 21-14
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2021
Edward K. Cheng, Ehud Guttel and Yuval Procaccia
Vanderbilt Law School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law
Downloads 232 (192,256)

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Torts, Sequencing, Comparative Fault, Mitigation of Damages, Damage Caps, Collateral Sources

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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 186 (236,314)

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

10.

The Consensus Rule: A New Approach to Scientific Evidence

Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 19 Apr 2021
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 181 (240,891)

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daubert, scientific evidence, expert evidence, frye, consensus

11.

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 177 (245,523)

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Torts,Evidence,Daubert

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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 134 (307,790)

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sampling, mass tort, shrinkage, averaging, variability

13.

Distributing Attorney Fees in Multidistrict Litigation

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-51, Journal of Legal Analysis
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2020
Edward K. Cheng, Paul H. Edelman and Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 126 (322,371)

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

14.

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 118 (337,978)

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publication bias, false confessions, evidence, multiple systems estimation

15.

Unenforceable Waivers

Vanderbilt Law Review, 2023 Forthcoming, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 22-9
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 04 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2022
Edward K. Cheng, Ehud Guttel and Yuval Procaccia
Vanderbilt Law School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law
Downloads 106 (363,935)

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torts, liability waiver, unenforceability, punitive damages

16.

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 91 (401,528)

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punitive damages, constitutionality, statistical prediction, prediction, forecasting, BMW v. Gore, model, punitives

17.

Specialist Judges

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Edward K. Cheng
Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 77 (443,351)

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specialization, federal circuit judges, empirical, entropy

18.

Unravelling Williams v. Illinois

NYU Law Review Online, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-24
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 65 (485,249)

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

19.

Completing the Quantum of Evidence

Forthcoming in Minnesota Law Review Headnotes (2021)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Aug 2020
Edward K. Cheng and Brooke Bowerman
Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University, Law School
Downloads 21 (727,005)

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completeness, hearsay, Federal Rule of Evidence 106, quantum, evidence