Michael S. Pardo is the Henry Upson Sims Professor of Law at The University of Alabama School of Law. His teaching and scholarship are in the areas of evidence, criminal procedure, civil procedure, philosophy of law, and law and neuroscience. His current research focuses on philosophical issues pertaining to evidence, procedure, and legal proof.
Professor Pardo’s publications include two books and more than forty articles, essays, and book chapters. His books include: An Analytical Approach to Evidence (6th edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2016, with Allen et al) and Minds, Brains, and Law (Oxford University Press, 2013, with Patterson). In addition, he is a co-editor of Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience (Oxford University Press, 2016, with Patterson). Professor Pardo’s articles have appeared in several distinguished journals, including the Vanderbilt, William & Mary, Boston College, Illinois, Northwestern, Texas, and Iowa Law Reviews, and in Legal Theory, Law & Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Neuroethics, Criminal Law & Philosophy, and the Journal of Legal Studies, among others. A 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 Association of American Law Schools Section on Evidence. Professor Pardo joined the law faculty in 2005. He received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.