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About Edward Cheng

Ed Cheng's research focuses on scientific and expert evidence, and the interaction between law and statistics. Professor Cheng is a coauthor of Modern Scientific Evidence, a five-volume treatise that is updated annually, and he is the host of Excited Utterance, a podcast focusing on scholarship in evidence and proof. His articles, in which he explores evidence law from an empirical and statistical perspective, have been published in the Yale Law JournalColumbia Law Review and Stanford Law Review, among other prestigious law journals. He holds a B.S.E. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he also earned a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs; an M.Sc. in information systems (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was a Fulbright Scholar; and a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, where he was the articles, book reviews, and commentaries chair of the Harvard Law Review. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in statistics at Columbia University. Professor Cheng teaches Evidence, Torts, and Statistical Concepts for Lawyers, and is a five-time winner of the Hall-Hartman Outstanding Professor Award for excellence in teaching. He was also selected by the graduating class of 2013 to be their commencement speaker.


Present Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University

Law and Statistics (3)

Scientific Evidence (12)

Evidence (2)

Other Work (2)