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 (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.

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.

Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Michael S. Pardo, Confrontation After Scalia and Kennedy, 70 Ala. L. Rev. 757-784 (2019).
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Ronald J. Allen & Michael S. Pardo, Clarifying Relative Plausibility: A Rejoinder, 23 Int’l J. Evidence & Proof 205-217 (2019).
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Ronald J. Allen & Michael S. Pardo, Relative Plausibility and Its Critics, 23 Int’l J. Evidence & Proof 5-59 (2019).
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Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works

Michael S. Pardo, Reasoning to the Best Explanation, in Philosophical Foundations of Evidence Law (Christian Dahlman, Alex Stein & Giovanni Tuzet eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).
Michael S. Pardo, Generalizations and Reference Classes, in Philosophical Foundations of Evidence Law (Christian Dahlman, Alex Stein & Giovanni Tuzet eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).