Evidence science is a comprehensive scientific theory and methodology which combing the method of natural science and social science to study the evidence collection, forensic service technology, ascertaining the fact of cases and the legal application. Evidence science shows an irreplaceable role on achieving rule of law and judicial justice, which also has more and more perspective on public service. In order to promote international academic exchanges and interdisciplinary studies on evidence science, the Key Laboratory for Evidence Science of Ministry of Education (China University of Political Science and Law) has hosted the first, the second and the third International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science in December, 2007, July, 2009 and July, 2011. In future, the International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science will be an important activity of the International Association of Evidence Science.
December 01, 2011


According to By-laws of the International Association of Evidence Science, following activities will be organized: (a) organize Congresses and international colloquia, decide where they are to be held and indicate the subjects for discussion. Congresses will be held at least every six years and colloquia at least every two years;(b)cooperate with national and multinational associations of evidence, science, and law;(c)provide for the publication of an information bulletin concerning the activities of the association, the proceedings at Congresses and colloquia and any other work considered by the executive committee to further the objects of the association.
December 01, 2011

International Association of Evidence Science Was Formally Founded in Beijing

In the afternoon, July 17, 2011, when the 3rd International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science which was hosted by Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science of China University of Political Science and Law was in session, The 1st Plenary Session of the 1st Council of the International Association of Evidence Science was held in Beijing. This plenary session was chaired by Ronald J. Allen, professor of Law School of Northwestern University in USA. Twenty two evidence law scholars and forensic scientists from China, America, Australia, Italy, Israel, Tanzania, Korea, Japan, Hungary, Vietnam, etc. took part in the session. They discussed seriously about the name of the association, object of the association, By-Laws of the association, and proposed the list of candidates of the Council of the Association.
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Ronald J. Allen

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Northwestern University School of Law Chicago, Illinois 60614 357 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611                



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Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va.,

B.S. (Mathematics), magna cum laude.


Law School:


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan,

J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif.


EMPLOYMENT (since 1973):


The John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law, Northwestern University (since 1992).

Professor of Law, Northwestern University (since 1984).

Visiting Professor of Law, Northwestern University (winter 1984).

Professor of Law, Duke University (winter, 1983).

Professor of Law, University of Iowa (1979-84).

Visiting Professor of Law, University of Michigan (summer, 1982).

Visiting Professor of Law, University of Iowa (1978-79).

Assistant Professor of Law, State University of New York at Buffalo (1974-77);

Associate Professor (1977-79).

Visiting Professor of Law, University of Nebraska (1973-74).


CONSULTING: Strategic and tactical advice on complex civil litigation ranging from discrete evidentiary and procedural issues to global management of nationwide litigation, with a special emphasize on scientific or otherwise complex evidentiary/procedural problems, and on managing sprawling litigation, such as the IUD, tobacco, and asbestos litigation.  Clients include many Fortune 500 businesses, such as Sears, Ford, Koch Industries, Citgo, Philip Morris, and Smithfield Foods.  Recent work has focused on identifying experts, helping to construct their models (such as damage models) and reports, preparing them to testify, and responding to opposing experts.




1.  ICC ARBITRATION #13834/cco-SEARLE LTD. (Bermuda) v. ROEMMERS S.A.I.C.F. (Argentina), December 11, 2006.






1. Constitutional Criminal Procedure: An Examination of the Fourth, Fifths and Sixth Amendments and Related Areas.  Little, Brown and Company (1st ed., 1985, 2nd ed. 1991, with Kuhns;  3rd ed., 1995, with Kuhns and Stuntz) (annual supplements).


2. Teacher's Manual, Constitutional Criminal Procedure: An Examination of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments and Related Areas.  Little, Brown & Company (1st ed., 1985, 2nd ed. 1991 with Kuhns; 2nd ed., 1995, with Kuhns and Stuntz).


3. An Analytical Approach to Evidence:  Text, Problems, and Cases. Little, Brown & Company (1st ed., 1989, with Kuhns; 2nd ed., 1997, with Kuhns and Swift).


4. Federal Rules of Evidence With Legislative History and Case Supplement.  Little, Brown & Company (1989, with Kuhns; 1996, with Kuhns and Swift).


5. Teacher's Manual, An Analytical Approach to Evidence.  Little, Brown & Company (1st ed., 1989 with Kuhns; 2nd ed., 1996, with Kuhns and Swift).


6. Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: The Active Person’s Guide to Taking Charge.  Peachtree Press (with Brander & Stulberg) (1998).


7. Comprehensive Criminal Procedure.  Aspen (with Stuntz, Hoffman & Livingston) (1st ed. 2001, 2nd ed. 2005, 3rd ed. 2011) (annual supplements).


8. Teacher’s Manual, Comprehensive Criminal Procedure.  Aspen.  (with Stuntz, Hoffman & Livingston) (2001).


9. Evidence, Text, Cases, and Problems.  Aspen (with Kuhns & Swift) (3rd  ed. 2002, 4th ed. 2006, 5th ed. 2012).


10. Teacher’s Manual, Evidence: Text, Cases, and Problems. Aspen (with Kuhns & Swift) (2002, 2006, 2012).


11. Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Right to Counsel (with Hoffman, Livingston & Stuntz) (1st ed. 2005, 2nd ed. 2011) (with annual supplements).


12. The Nature of Juridical Proof (In preparation).





1. Retribution in a Modern Penal Law: The Principle of Aggravated Harm, 25 Buffalo Law Review 1-35 (1975).


2. The Police and Substantive Rulemaking:  Reconciling Principle and Expediency, 125 Pennsylvania Law Review 62-118 (1976).


3. Mullaney v. Wilbur, the Supreme Court, and the Substantive Criminal Law--An Examination of the Limits of Legitimate Intervention, 55 Texas Law Review 269-301 (1977).


4. Dialogue on Police Rulemaking: K. C. Davis, Police Rulemaking on Selective Enforcement:  A Reply, 125 Pennsylvania Law Review 1167 (1977);  R. Allen, The Police and Substantive Rulemaking: A Brief Rejoinder, 125 Pennsylvania Law Review 1172-1181 (1977).


5. The Restoration of In re Winship: A Comment on Burdens of Persuasion in Criminal Cases After Patterson v. New York, 76 Michigan  Law Review 30-63 (1977).


6. The National Initiative Proposal: A Preliminary Analysis, 58 Nebraska Law Review 965-1052 (1979).


7. Structuring Jury Decisionmaking in Criminal Cases: A Unified Constitutional Analysis of Evidentiary Devices, 94 Harvard Law Review 321-368 (1980).


8. Presumptions in Civil Actions Reconsidered, 66 Iowa Law Review 843-867 (1981) (reproduced in Imwinkelried & Weissenberger, An Evidence Anthology (1996); published in Mandarin in 19 Evidence Science 492-499 (2011).


9. More on Constitutional Process of Proof Problems, 94 Harvard Law Review 1795-1806 (1981).


10. Presumptions, Inferences and Burden of Proof in Federal Civil Actions--An Anatomy of Unnecessary Ambiguity and a Proposal for Reform, 76 Northwestern Law Review 892-912 (1982).


11. The Constitutional Requirement of Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt in Criminal Cases: A Comment Upon Incipient Chaos in the Lower Courts, 20 American Criminal Law Review 1-30 (1982) (with DeGrazia).


12. Mayhem, 3 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice 1027 (1983).


13. Rationality and Accuracy in the Criminal Process: A Discordant Note on the Harmonizing of the Justices' Views on Burdens of Persuasion in Criminal Cases, 74 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 1147-70 (1983).


14. Evidentiary Problems in--and Solutions for--The Uniform Commercial Code, 1984 Duke Law Journal 92-119 (with Hillman).


15. The Nature of Discretion, 47 Law and Contemporary Problems 1-13 (Spring 1984).


16. The Explanatory Value of Analyzing Codifications by Reference to Organizing Principles Other Than Those Employed in the Codification, 79 Northwestern Law Review 1080-1096 (1984-85).


17. Heath v. Alabama: A Case Study of Doctrine and Rationality in the Supreme Court, 76 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 801-831 (1985) (with Ratnaswamy).


18. Preserving the Confidentiality of Internal Corporate Investigations, 12Journal of Corporation Law 355-381 (1986) (with Hazelwood). Reprinted at 31 Corporate Practice Commentator 75 (1989).


19. A Reconceptualization of Civil Trials, 66 Boston University LawReview 401-437 (1986).  Reprinted in Peter Tillers & Eric D. Green(eds.) Probability and Inference in the Law of Evidence 21-60.  Kluwer Academic Press (1988).


20. Analyzing the Process of Proof:  A Brief Rejoinder, 66 BostonUniversity Law Review 479-486 (1986).  Reprinted in Peter Tillers &Eric D. Green (eds.) Probability and Inference in the Law of Evidence 103-111.  Kluwer Academic Press (1988).


21. Rationality, Mythology, and the "Acceptability of Verdicts" Thesis, 66 Boston University Law Review 541-562 (1986).


22. The German Advantage in Civil Procedure:  A Plea for Fewer Generalities and Greater Detail in Comparative Law Scholarship , 82Northwestern Law Review 705-762 (1988) (with Rosen, Koch &Reichenberg).


23. Idealization and Caricature in Comparative Law Scholarship, 82 Northwestern Law Review 785-807 (1988).


24. Unexplored Aspects of the Theory of the Right to Trial by Jury, 66Washington Law Quarterly 33-45 (1988), reprinted in Eugene W. Hickock, Jr, (ed.), The Bill of Rights:  Original Meaning and Current Understanding (1990).


25. A Positive Theory of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, 19 Journal of Legal Studies 359-397 (1990) (with Grady, Polsby and Yashko).


26. The Pressures and Prospects for Change, 81 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 1-8 (1990).


27. Evidence, Inference, Rules, and Judgment in Constitutional Adjudication:  The Intriguing Case of Walton v. Arizona, 81 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 726-758 (1991).


28. A Positive Theory of the Employment Discrimination Cases, 16 Journal  of Corporation Law (1991) 173-209 (with Julie Allen & Mayer Freed).


29. NITA and the University, 66 Notre Dame Law Review 705-720 (1991).


30. On the Significance of Batting Averages and Strikeout Totals:  A Clarification of the "Naked Statistical Evidence" Debate, the Meaning of "Evidence," and the Requirement of Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt,  65 Tulane Law Review 1093-1110 (1991).


31. Procedural Due Process of Law, Criminal, The Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Supplement, 1991.


32. The Nature of Juridical Proof, 13 Cardozo Law Review 373-422 (1991).


33. The State of Mind Necessary for a Juridical Verdict, 13 Cardozo Law Review 485-493 (1991).


34. The Double Jeopardy Clause, Constitutional Interpretation, and the Limits of Formal Logic, 26 Valparaiso Law Review 281-310 (1992).


35. The Hearsay Rule as a Rule of Admission, 76 Minnesota Law Review 797-812 (1992).


36. The Myth of Conditional Relevancy, 25 Loyola L. Rev. 871-884 (1992).


37. Work Product Revisited:  A Comment on Rethinking Work Product, 78 Virginia Law Review 949-955 (1992).


37(a). Tribute to James Haddad, 83 J. Crim. L. & Crim. 264 (1992).


38. Protection of Legal Work Product: A Comment on Carlton Cranes Ltd v. Consolidated Hotels Ltd, 23 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 1-10 (1993).


39. The Common Law Theory of Experts:  Deference or Education?, 87 Northwestern Law Review 1131-1147 (1993) (with Joe S. Miller).  Reprinted in J.F. Nijboer, C.R. Callen & N. Kwak (eds.), Forensic Expertise and the Law of Evidence (1993).


40. Constitutional Adjudication, the Demands of Knowledge, and Epistemological Modesty, 88 Northwestern Law Review 436-456 (1993).


41. Factual Ambiguity and a Theory of Evidence, 88 Northwestern Law Review 604-640 (1994).


42. Burdens of Proof, Uncertainty and Ambiguity in Modern Legal Discourse, 17 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 627-646 (1994).


43. Expertise and Daubert, 84 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 1157-85 (1994).


44. The Expert as Educator: Enhancing the Rationality of Verdicts in Child Sex Abuse Prosecutions, 1 Psychology, Public Policy and Law 323-338 (1995) (with J. Miller).


45. Rules, Logic, and Judgment, 16 Mississippi College Law Rev. 61-75 (1995).


46. Probability and Proof in State v. Skipper,  35 Jurimetics Journal. of Law, Science and Technology 277 (1995).


47. The Simpson Affair, Reform of The Criminal Justice Process, and Magic Bullets, 67 Col. L. Rev. 989 (1996).


48. Two Puzzles of Proof, 1997 The Canadian Bar Review 65-90 (with the Hon. Gerald Seniuk).


49. Rationality, Algorithms, and Juridical Proof: A Preliminary Inquiry, 1997 International Journal of Evidence and Proof (Special Issue) 254-275.


50. Reasoning and Its Foundation: Some Responses, 1997 International Journal of Evidence and Proof (Special Issue) 343-347.


51. Factual Ambiguity and a Theory of Evidence Reconsidered:  A Dialogue Between Statistician and a Law Professor, 31 Israel L. Rev. 464-505 (1997) (with Carriquiry).


52. Montana v. Egelhoff--Reflections on the Limits of Legislative Imagination and Judicial Authority, 87 J. Crim. L. & Crim. 633-654 (1997).


53. Evidence and the Structure of Juridical Proof, in Sources of Law and Legislation, III Proceedings of the International Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) (E. Attwooll & P. Comanducci, eds.) (1998) 30-40.


54. Truth and Its Rivals, 49 Hastings Law Journal 309-319 (1998).  Translated (Mandarin), and reprint in 23 Graduate Law Review, Univ. Pol. Science & Law 129 (2008).


55. The Expert as Educator, in Stephen Ceci & Helene Hembrooke, eds. Expert Witnesses In Child Abuse Cases (1998) (with J. Miller).


56. The Fourth Amendment and the Limits of Theory: Local v. General Theoretical Knowledge, 72 St. John’s Law Review 1149 (1998) (with R. Rosenberg).


57. Clarifying Entrapment, International Commentary on Evidence (1998) (http://www.law.qub.ac.uk/ice/) (with Luttrell and Solomon).


58. Clarifying Entrapment, 89 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 407 (1999) (with Luttrell and Solomon).


59. Death, Reason, And Judgment: the American Experience, Sito Italiano Web per la Filosofia (http://lgxserver.uniba.it/lei/filpol/filpole/homefpe.htm) (1998) (English and Italian versions).


60. A Tribute to Fred Inbau, 89 J. Crim. L. & Crim. 1271-1274 (1999).


61. Mort, Raison et Jugement, in I. Papadopoulous & J. Robert, La peine de Mort 17-28 (Editions Pantheon Assas, 2000).


62. Clarifying the Burden of Persuasion and Bayesian Decision Rules: A Response to Professor Kaye, 4  Int. J. of Evidence and Proof 246-259 (2000).


63. Forward: The Judicial Role in Criminal Proceedings, The Judicial Role in Criminal Proceedings, Sean Doran & John Jackson (eds.) (Hart Publishers, Oxford, 2000).


64. Two Aspects of Law and Theory, 37 U. San Diego L. Rev.743-752 (2000).


65. Common Sense, Rationality, and the Legal Process, 22 Cardozo L. Rev.1417-1431 (2001)


66. Professor Israel, the Due Process Clause, and the Lessons of History, 45 St. Louis U. L. J. 467-476 (2001).


67. Artificial intelligence and the evidential process: The Challenges of Formalism and Computation, 9 Artificial Intelligence & Law 99-114 (2001).


68. Naturalized Epistemology and the Law of Evidence, 87 Virginia L. Rev.1491-1550 (2001) (with Brian Leiter).


69. Legal Phenomena, Knowledge, and Theory: A Cautionary Tale of Hedgehogs and Foxes, 77 Chi. Kent L. Rev. 683-734 (2002) (with Ross Rosenberg).


70. The Philadelphia Two Proposal, The Democracy Foundation: The National Initiative for Democracy (2002) (http://www.democracysymposium.org/).


71. The Juridical Management of Factual Uncertainty, 7 Int. J. of Evidence and Proof 1-30 (2003) (with Craig Callen).


72. Expertise and the Supreme Court: What is the Problem?, 34 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1-13 (2003).


73. The Relations Between Parties, Judges, and Lawyers in the USA, XII World Conference on Procedural Law 9-22 (2003) (with M. Redish).


74. Teaching “Bloody Instructions:” Civil Presumptions and the Lessons of Isomorphism 18 Quinipiac L. Rev. 933-960 (2003) (with Craig Callen).


75. The Myth of the Law-Fact Distinction, 97 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1769-1807 (2003) (with Michael Pardo).


76. The Error of Expected Loss Minimization, 2 Law, Probability & Risk 1-7 (2003).


77. Facts in Law, Facts of Law 7 I. J. of Evidence and Proof 153-171 (2003) (with Michael Pardo).


78. Naturalized Epistemology and the Law of Evidence: A Reply to Redmayne, 2003 MSU-DCL L. Rev. 885-892 (2003) (with Leiter).


79. Burdens of Persuasion in Civil Cases: Algorithms v. Explanations, 2003 MSU L. Rev. 893-944 (2004) (with Sarah Lively).


80. The Fifth Amendment Explained and Its Future Predicted, 94 J.Crim. L. & Crim. 243-294 (2004) (with Kristin Mace).


81. In Praise of Yale Kamisar, But Not the Procedural Revolution He Inspired,   2 OSU C.L. Rev.  9-28 (2005).


82. Further Reflections on the Guillotine, 95 Journal of Crim. L. & Crim. 625-636 (2005) (with A. Shavell).


83. From Winship to Apprendi to Booker: Constitutional Command or Constitutional Blunder?, 58 Stanford L. Rev. 195-215 (2005).


84. Heuristics and the Law, in G. Gigerenzer & C. Engel ed., Heuristics and the Law 343-377 (2006).


85. Miranda’s Hollow Core, 100 Northwestern Univ. L. Rev. 71-86 (2006).


86. Evidence, the Rule of Law, and the Jurisprudential and Political Foundation of Criminal Procedure,  Academic Journals of Jilin University (2006) (30 pages).


87. The American Constitutional Structure, Academic Journal of Jilin University  (2006) 28 pages.         


88. The Narrative Fallacy, The Relative Plausibility Theory, and A Theory of the Trial, 3 Int. Commentary on Evidence, Issue 1, Article 5 (2006).


89. Clark v. Arizona: Much (Confused) Ado About Nothing, 4 OSU J. Crim. L. 135-142 (2006)


90. The Jurisprudential and Political Foundation of Criminal Procedure, in Yang, ed., Reform and Prospect of Criminal Pretrial Procedure  505-522 (2005); reprinted in 15 Evidence Science  162-169 (Chinese), 170-180 (Chinese) (2007).


91. The Value of Mathematical Models of Evidence, 36 Journal of Legal Studies 107-140 (2007) (with Michael Pardo).


92. An External Perspective on the Nature of Non-Economic Compensatory Damages and Their Regulation, 56 De Paul L. Rev 1249-1277 (2007) (with A. Brunet & S. Roth).


93. The Judicial Treatment of Non-Economic Compensatory Damages in the Nineteenth Century, 4 J. Empirical L. Studies 365-395 (2007) (with A. Brunet).


94. The Misguided Defenses of Miranda v. Arizona, 5 OSU J. Crim. L.  205-214 (2007).  Reprinted in Confessions: Legal Credibility, Amicus Books (2008).


95. Reference Classes Reconsidered, 11 I. J. Evidence and Proof 307-317 (2007) (with Michael Pardo).


96. Juridical Proof and the Best Explanation, 27  Law & Philosophy 223-268 (2008) (with Michael Pardo).


97. Utility and Truth in the Scholarship of Mirjan Damaska, in J. Jackson, M. Langer, and P. Tillers (eds.), Crime, Procedure and Evidence in a Comparative and International Context:  Essays in Honor of Mirjan R. Damaska, 342-362 (2008) (with Georgia Alexakis).


98. Moral Choices, Moral Truth, and the Eight Amendment, 31 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol. 25-34 (2008).


99. Originalism and Criminal Procedure, 11 Chapman L. Rev. 277-305 (2008).


100. Theorizing About Self-Incrimination, 30 Cardozo L. Rev. 729-751 (2008)


101. Deadly Dilemmas, 41 Texas Tech. L. Rev. 65-92 (2008) (with Larry Laudan).


102. Explanationism All the Way Down, 2008 Episteme 320-328.


103. From The Enlightenment to Crawford to Holmes, 39 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1-16 (2009).


104. Laudan, Stein, and the Limits of Theorizing about Juridical Proof, 29 Law and Phil 195-230 (2010).


105. Deadly Dilemmas II: Bail and Crime, 85 Chi. Kent L. Rev. 23-42 (2010) (with Larry Laudan).


106. Free Will in Criminal Law and Procedure, in Friedrich Toepel (ed.), Free Will in Criminal Law and Procedure 1-14 (2010).


107. Response to Commentators, Friedrich Toepel (ed.), Free Will in Criminal Law and Procedure 63-67 (2010).


108. Conley as a Special Case of Twombly and Iqbal: Exploring the Intersection of Evidence, Procedure, and the Nature of Rules 115 Penn. St. L. Rev. 1-47 (2010) (with Alan E. Guy).


109. Daubert and Its Discontents, 76 Brooklyn L. Rev. 131-166 (2010) (with Esfand Nafisi).


110. Modeling Criminal Law, 29 Law & Phi. 469-481 (2010).


111. The Past, Present and Future of the JCLC, JCLC (Forthcoming)


112. Advanced Evidence Lectures, Beijing, China, December, 2009: Relevance and Admissibility, 18 Evidence Science 365-374 (English), 375-382 (Chinese) (2010) Mandarin) . Burdens and Standards of Proof in Civil and Criminal Cases, *** Evidence Science *** (published in Enghlis and Mandarin) Presumptions, *** Evidence Science *** (published in English and Mandarin) Hearsay, *** Evidence Science *** (published in English and Mandarin) Evidence and Inference/Probability and Plausibility, 19 Evidence Science 113-120 (English) 121-128 (Mandarin)


113. No Plausible Alternative to a Plausible Story of Guilt as the Rule of Decision in Criminal Cases in Juan Cruz & Larry Laudan, eds., Prueba y Estándares de Prueba en el Derecho (“Proof and Standards of Proof in the Law”). (Mexico City: UNAM, 2010). 

114. Bayes Wars Redivivus — An Exchange, 8 Int. Com. On Evidence 1-40 (2010) (with multiple authors).


115. Advanced Evidence Lectures, Beijing, China, May, 2010: The Theoretical Foundations and Implications of Evidence, 18 Evidence Science 485-494 (English), 495-502  (Mandarin) (2010).The Relationships Among Evidence Law, Procedural Law, and Substantive Law 18 Evidence Science 750-760 (English) 761-768 (Mandarin) (2010). The Nature of Juridical Proof, *** Evidence Science *** (Published in English and Mandarin) (2010).


116. Advance Evidence Lectures, Beijing, China, December, 2010: Have been provided in English Constitutional Law and the Problem of Complexity in Contemporary Criminal Procedure,  *** Evidence Science *** (Published in English and Mandarin). The American Exclusionary Rule(s),  *** Evidence Science *** (Published in English and Mandarin). Expert Testimony,  *** Evidence Science *** (Published in English and Mandarin).


117. The Jurisprudential and Political Foundation of Criminal Procedure, 15 Evidence Science 170-180 (2010) (English), 162-169 (Chinese) Mandarin).


118. To Tow or Not to Tow: The Deterrence Effect of a Municipal Ordinance, 47 Crim. L. Bulletin *** (2011) (with Alexia Marks).


119. The Devastating Impact of Prior Crimes Evidence–And Other Myths of the Criminal Justice Process, 101 J. Crim. L. & Crim. 493-528 (2011) (with Larry Laudan).


120. Deadly Dilemmas III: Some Kind Words for Preventive Detention, 101 J. Crim. L. Crim. 781-802 (2011) (with Larry Laudan).


121. Rationality and the Taming of Complexity, *** Alabama L. Rev. *** (2011).


122. Artificial Intelligence Conference


123. Girona Conference


124. Mexico City Conference


125. Difficulties with Exclusionary Rules


Book Reviews:


1. Of: Norval Morris, The Future of Imprisonment, 73 Michigan Law Review 1517-1531 (1975).


2. Of: A. Moenssens, R. Moses & F. Inbau, Scientific Evidence in Criminal Cases, 25 Buffalo Law Review 441-444 (1976).


3. Of: J. Cederbaums & S. Arnold, Scientific and Expert Evidence in Criminal Advocacy, 25 Buffalo Law Review 444-449 (1976).




Ad Hoc Committee for the Revision of the Faculty Senate By-Laws Providing for Election to and Representation in the Faculty Senate (Buffalo, 1976-77).

Counsel to Judicial Commission Hearing Panel in the Oaks Case (Iowa, 1979).

University Faculty Senate (Iowa, 1980-84).

Vice-President, University Faculty Senate (Iowa, 1980-81).

Ad Hoc Legislative Action Committee, Chair (Iowa, 1980-81).

Presidential Candidate Screening Committee (Iowa, 1981-82).

President, University Faculty Senate (Iowa, 1981-82).

Academic Council (Duke, 1983).

General Faculty Committee (Northwestern University, 1991-94).

Committee on Athletics and Recreation (Northwestern University, 1993-2002).

Presidential Search Committee (Northwestern University, 1993-94).

Program Review Council (Northwestern University, 1994-97).

Adviser, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology (1985-1993; 2002-).

Research Ethics Review Committee (Northwestern Medical School 1994-99).

Committee on Integrity in Athletics (Northwestern University, 1999-2000).

Various Law School Committees.




Professional Organizations and Activities:


Nebraska State Bar Association (since 1974).

American Bar Association (since 1979).

Iowa Bar Association (since 1979).

Illinois Bar Association (since 1986).

Member, Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Criminal

Justice Section, ABA.

Member, American Law Institute (since 1986).

Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Illinois, serving on the Inquiry Board of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (1989-1992), and on the Hearing Board (1992).

Lecturer, Federal Judicial Center, 1987, The Self-Incrimination Clause, and Searches and Seizures.

Sixth Circuit Workshop, 1988, The Fifth Amendment.

Liaison to American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary for the purpose of appraising the judicial record of Supreme Court nominees (1989-1993).

Psychology, Public Policy, and Law (Board of Consulting Editors, 1995-).

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (Faculty Advisor, 1988-93, 2001-); Board of Advisers 1995-).    

International Commentary on Evidence (Advisory Board, 1997-).

International Journal of Evidence and Proof, (Advisory Board, 2000-).

International Criminal Law Review (Advisory Board, 2001-).


Admitted to Practice:





Supreme Court of the United States.

United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Grants, Awards, Honors, and Fellowships:


University of Iowa Faculty Scholar, 1980-84.

Nellie Ball Trust Fund, Research Grant, 1980-84.

Northwestern University Corporate Counsel Center Research Grant, 1985-87.

Citizen of the Year, Constitutional Rights Foundation (1990).

Stanford Clinton, Jr., Research Professor, 1990-91.

University Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of

Adelaide, South Australia, 1991.

Distinguished Lecturer, Marshall University, 1991.

Distinguished Alumnus, Marshall University, 1994.

Fellow, Northwestern University Center for the Humanities, 1994-95.

Fellow, Procedural Law Research Center, China Political Science and Law University, Beijing

Searle Fellowship, 2006, 2007.

Yangtze River Scholar, 2007-.

Meador Lecturer, 2010




Constitutional Rights Foundation-Chicago, Board of Directors (1992-). Yeager Society of Scholars, Marshall University, Board of Directors (1992-); President (1999-2001). John Thomas Graziano Fund, Children's Memorial Hospital, Board of Directors (1993-8). Saddle & Cycle Club, Board of Governors (1993-2002), Vice President, 1996-98; President (1999-2001). Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Board of Directors (2003-), Chair, Joffrey Circle Committee (2001-2003); Chair, Education and Outreach Committee (2003-2005); Chair Ad Hoc Board Committee for the Joffrey School for the Dance (2005-2007). Who's Who in America, and numerous other Who's Who listings. Dean’s Teaching Award, 2002-2003; 2004-2005; 2005-2006. President, International Association of Evidence Science 2010-.