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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 epistemological 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 several publications in law reviews, including the Vanderbilt, Boston College, Illinois, Northwestern, Texas, and Iowa Law Reviews, among others, and in peer-reviewed journals, including Legal Theory, Law and Philosophy, 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.  He is the co-author of the fifth edition of Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases (Aspen 2011, with Allen, Kuhns, Swift, and Schwartz) and a forthcoming book on law and neuroscience (with Dennis Patterson).  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 currently co-directs the law school’s Program on Cross-Disciplinary Legal Studies, and he recently completed a term as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Evidence.  Professor Pardo joined the law faculty on 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