Professor Edward K. Cheng, J.D.

Professor Edward K. Cheng
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • Harvard Law School
In a sense, tort law is the law of everyday life, and so many cases seem strikingly familiar, or at least relatable.

Edward K. Cheng is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, where he focuses on scientific and expert evidence and the interaction of law and statistics.

Professor Cheng holds a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, where he was the Articles, Book Reviews & Commentaries Chair of the Harvard Law Review; an M.A. in statistics from Columbia University; an M.Sc. (with distinction) in information systems from the London School of Economics, where he was a Fulbright Scholar; and a B.S.E. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in electrical engineering from Princeton University. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and previously taught at Northwestern University and Brooklyn Law School.

Professor Cheng is a co-author of the five-volume treatise Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony. His research has appeared publications including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and Columbia Law Review.

A six-time winner of the Hall-Hartman Outstanding Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching at Vanderbilt, Professor Cheng 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.

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  1. Law School for Everyone Sale

    Law School for Everyone

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    Get the same foundational knowledge as other lawyers—without the time and financial commitment of law school. In the 48 lectures of Law School for Everyone, four exceptional law professors recreate key parts of the first-year law student experience, introducing you to the areas of law most every beginning student studies: litigation and legal practice, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, and torts.
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    (Set) Law School for Everyone & Critical Business Skills for Success

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    Take your first steps towards higher education at your own pace with this two-course set that gives you the basis for a JD and an MBA. Get a fundamental education in American law—just like a first-year law student with Law School for Everyone. Then, get a well-rounded business education that brings the MBA experience right to you with Critical Business Skills for Success.
  3. (Set) Law School for Everyone & The Modern Political Tradition Set

    (Set) Law School for Everyone & The Modern Political Tradition

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    As you’ll discover in this riveting two-course set, the social and political laws of the land are constantly shifting and evolving. Get a fundamental education in American law with Law School for Everyone. Then, The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas is your opportunity to navigate the labyrinth of Western political and social theory.
  4. (Set) Law School for Everyone & An Introduction to Formal Logic Set

    (Set) Law School for Everyone & An Introduction to Formal Logic

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    Law and logic don’t naturally fit together but as you’ll discover in this useful two-course set, these topics go hand in hand when put into practical applications. You’ll learn how to think, talk, and apply logic like a lawyer though the 48 lectures of Law School for Everyone. Then, learn logic from the ground up with An Introduction to Formal Logic.
  5. (Set) Law School for Everyone & Latin 101 Set

    (Set) Law School for Everyone & Latin 101

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    Delve into the foundations of civilization with this two-course set. Get a fundamental education in law through 48 lectures with Law School for Everyone. Then, study the roots and context of many of these terms by exploring the wonderful world of Latin, an immensely rewarding discipline that trains, enhances, and strengthens critical thinking with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language.
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    (Set) The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us & Law School for Everyone

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    Learn law like never before with this two-course set. Start by reviewing The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us. Then, master four of the most important subjects of first-year law education with Law School for Everyone.
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    (Set) Law School for Everyone & The Surveillance State

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    Take an in-depth look at the ins and outs of our legal system with this two-course set. Learn the fundamentals of U.S. law without having to go to law school in 48 lectures delivered by four exceptional lawyers and professors in Law School for Everyone. Then, tackle the tough questions about surveillance and data in the 21st century with The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You.