A Comment on Statistical Evidence and Standards of Proof

25 Supreme Court Economic Review 59 (2018)

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3364351

7 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2019

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Michael S. Pardo

University of Alabama School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This brief comment discusses “Error Costs, Legal Standards of Proof, and Statistical Significance,” by Michelle Burtis, Jonah Gelbach, and Bruce Kobayashi (available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2956471). The primary aim of this comment is to situate the article’s analysis within legal scholarship on evidence and proof by focusing on three issues regarding legal standards of proof: (1) the extent to which they are comparative, (2) the criteria that underlie them, and (3) their relationship with statistical evidence.

Keywords: statistical evidence, statistical significance, likelihood ratio, burden of proof, preponderance of the evidence

Suggested Citation

Pardo, Michael S., A Comment on Statistical Evidence and Standards of Proof (2018). 25 Supreme Court Economic Review 59 (2018); U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3364351. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3364351

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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