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Michael S. Pardo
Henry Upson Sims Professor of Law
Michael S. Pardo's CV

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Procedure
Criminal Procedure

Michael S. Pardo

Michael Pardo writes and teaches in the areas of evidence, criminal procedure, civil procedure, and jurisprudence.  His scholarship explores philosophical issues in these areas, with a specific focus on epistemic issues regarding evidence and legal proof.  His recent scholarship also examines philosophical and evidentiary issues pertaining to law and neuroscience.

Professor Pardo is the author of two books and several articles and book chapters.  His books include: Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience (Oxford University Press, 2013, with Dennis Patterson), and Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases (Aspen, 2011, with Allen, Kuhns, Swift, and Schwartz).  His recent articles have appeared in the William & Mary, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Illinois, Northwestern, Texas, and Iowa Law Reviews, and in Legal Theory, Law & Philosophy, Neuroethics, and the Journal of Legal Studies, among others.  His article, The Field of Evidence and the Field of Knowledge, was presented at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum in the jurisprudence and philosophy category.  A full list of his publications is available on his CV and many of these publications may be downloaded on his SSRN page.       

Professor Pardo is a founder and co-director of the law school’s Program on Cross-Disciplinary Legal Studies, and he has served as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Evidence.  Professor Pardo joined the law faculty in 2005.  Prior to joining the faculty, he was a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Law and at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  He received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

Michael Pardo's Publications on SSRN