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David H. Kaye

David Kaye

Distinguished Professor of Law
Weiss Family Faculty Scholar

SSRN Profile 
Curriculum Vitae
Double Helix Law(blog)
Forensic Science and the Law (blog)

Email: 
dhk3@psu.edu
Phone: 
(814) 865-8974
Principal Office: 
University Park
Education: 

J.D., Yale Law School
M.A., Harvard University 
B.S., MIT

Professor Kaye is an internationally recognized expert on scientific evidence and statistics in law. His research and teaching focuses on the law of evidence, the use of science and statistics in litigation, and forensic science and criminal justice. Professor Kaye's publications include 11 books and more than 150 articles and letters in journals of law, philosophy, psychology, medicine, genetics, and statistics. He has served as editor of the American Bar Association publication, Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, and on committees of the American Statistical Association, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Justice, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Professor Kaye has taught evidence, law and science, criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, torts, law and economics, legal philosophy, and international human rights law. Before teaching, he was an associate in a private law firm in Portland, Oregon, an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, and a law clerk to Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Selected Books and Book Chapters 

Editor, Latent Print Examination and Human Factors: Improving the Practice Through a Systems Approach, 2012, Gaithersburg: National Institute of Standards and Technology

The New Wigmore, A Treatise on Evidence: Expert Evidence (1st ed. 2004, 2d ed. 2011) (with D. Bernstein & J. Mnookin) 

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, National Research Council Committee on the Development of the Third Edition of the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence & Federal Judicial Center eds., 3d ed. 2011, pp. 211-302 (with D.A. Freedman), and pp. 129-210 (with G. Sensabaugh)  

The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence (2010) (Harvard University Press) 

McCormick on Evidence (3rd through 6th eds. 1984-2006) (with G. E. Dix et al.)

Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony (1st through 4th eds. 1997-2006) (with D. Faigman et. al.)

Prove It with Figures: Empirical Methods in Law and Litigation (1997) (with H. Zeisel) (translated into Chinese and Japanese)


Selected Law Review Articles 
 
"DNA Database Trawls and the Definition of a Search in Boroian v. Miller," 97 Va. L. Rev. in Brief 41 (2011) 

"Unraveling the Exclusionary Rule: From Leon to Herring to Robinson—and Back?" 58 UCLA L. Rev. Discourse 207 (2011)

"The Need for a Research Culture in the Forensic Sciences," 58 UCLA L. Rev. 725 (2011) (with J.L. Mnookin et al.)