Michael S. Pardo’s 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 fifty articles, essays, and book chapters. His books include: An Analytical Approach to Evidence (7th edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2022, 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 Philosophical Issues, Legal Theory, Law & Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Neuroethics, Criminal Law & Philosophy, and the Journal of Legal Studies, among others.

Before coming to Georgetown, Professor Pardo was on the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was the Henry Upson Sims Professor and a founder and co-director of the law school’s Program on Cross-Disciplinary Legal Studies. He has also served as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Evidence.




Ronald J. Allen, David S. Schwartz, Michael S. Pardo & Alex Stein, An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases (New York: Wolters Kluwer 7th ed. 2022).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Michael S. Pardo, Grounding Legal Proof, 31 Phil. Issues 280-298 (2021).
Michael S. Pardo, Naturalized Epistemology and the Law of Evidence: Methodological Reflections, 2 Quaestio Facti 299-311 (2021).

Book Chapters & Collected Works

Michael S. Pardo & Ronald J. Allen, Generalizations and Reference Classes, in Philosophical Foundations of Evidence Law 301-313 (Christian Dahlman, Alex Stein & Giovanni Tuzet eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2021).
Ronald J. Allen & Michael S. Pardo, Inference to the Best Explanation, Relative Plausibility, and Probability, in Philosophical Foundations of Evidence Law 201-214 (Christian Dahlman, Alex Stein & Giovanni Tuzet eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2021).