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Edward K. Cheng

Bruce Bromley Visiting Professor of Law

Fall 2022

Edward K. Cheng
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Ed Cheng is the Hess Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. His scholarship focuses on evidence, specifically scientific and expert evidence, and the interaction of law and statistics. He is co-author of the five-volume treatise Modern Scientific Evidence (with Faigman, Mnookin, Murphy, Sanders, and Slobogin). His scholarship has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, and Journal of Legal Studies among other journals. He teaches Evidence, Torts, and a seminar on Scientific Evidence, is a seven-time winner of the Hall-Hartman Outstanding Professor Award for excellence in teaching at Vanderbilt, and was elected the commencement speaker by the Vanderbilt Law School classes of 2013 and 2017. He is a former chair of the Section on Evidence of the Association of American Law Schools, and is the host of Excited Utterance, a podcast on scholarship in evidence and proof (

Professor Cheng holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and Ph.D. in Statistics from Columbia University.


  • Ph.D. Columbia University, 2018
  • J.D. Harvard Law School, 2001
  • M.Sc. London School of Economics and Political Science, 1998
  • B.S. Princeton University, 1997