The Law of Evidence and the Practice of Theory

8 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2015 Last revised: 16 Sep 2015

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Michael S. Pardo

University of Alabama School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2015


This essay, presented at the University of Pennsylvania Law Review’s symposium on “The New Doctrinalism,” discusses Alex Stein’s article, “The New Doctrinalism: Implications for Evidence Theory.” Part I situates Stein’s claims and arguments within evidence theory more generally. Part II examines his methodology. Part III challenges one of the evidentiary principles that Stein defends (case specificity).

Keywords: evidence, proof, legal doctrine, probative value, methodology, Ronald Dworkin

Suggested Citation

Pardo, Michael S., The Law of Evidence and the Practice of Theory (September 1, 2015). University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, 2015; U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2564650. Available at SSRN:

Michael S. Pardo (Contact Author)

University of Alabama School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

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