Faculty Bibliographies

David L. Faigman


Journal Articles

  • Using Burdens of Proof to Allocate the Risk of Error when Assessing Developmental Maturity of Youthful Offenders, 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1289 (2022) (with Kelsey Geiser). URL
  • Differential Etiology: Inferring Specific Causation in the Law from Group Data in Science, 63 Ariz. L. Rev. 851 (2021) (with Joseph Sanders et al.). FULLTEXT
  • Psychological Assessments in Legal Contexts: Are Courts Keeping ‘Junk Science’ Out of the Courtroom?, 20 Psychol. Sci. Pub. Int. 135 (2020) (with Tess M. S. Neal, Christopher Slobogin, Michael J. Saks & Kurt F. Geisinger). URL
  • A Man for All Seasons: A Remembrance of Geoffrey C. Hazard, 70 Hastings L.J. 949 (2019). FULLTEXT
  • Intellectual Disability, The Death Penalty, and Jurors, 58 Jurimetrics J. 437 (2018) (with Emily V. Shaw & Nicholas Scurich). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Predicting Violent Behavior: What Can Neuroscience Add?, 22 Trends Cognitive Sci. 111 (2018) (with Russell A. Poldrack, John Monahan, Peter B. Imrey, Valerie Reyna, Marcus E. Raichle, & Joshua W. Buckholtz). FULLTEXT
  • Freedom of Speech Remains Superior to All Other Alternatives, 45 Hastings Const. L.Q. 225 (2017). FULLTEXT
  • The Curious Case of Wendell v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, 48 Seton Hall L. Rev. 607 (2017) (with Jennifer Mnookin). FULLTEXT
  • Gatekeeping Science: Using the Structure of Scientific Research to Distinguish Between Admissibility and Weight in Expert Testimony, 110 Nw. U. L. Rev. 859 (2016) (with Christopher Slobogin & John Monahan). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • On the Causes of Effects Response to Pearl, 44 Soc. Methods & Res. 165 (2015) (with Philip A. Dawid). FULLTEXT
  • Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 685 (2015) (with Carl E. Fisher, & Paul S. Appelbaum). FULLTEXT
  • Where Law and Science (and Religion) Meet, 93 U. Tex. L. Rev. 1659 (2015). FULLTEXT
  • “My Older Clients Fall Through Every Crack”: Geriatrics Knowledge Among Legal Professionals, 62 J. Am. Geriatr. Soc. 734 (2014) (with Tacara Soones, Cyrus Ahalt, Sarah Garrigues & Brie A. Williams).
  • Authors’ Response to Comments on Fitting Science Into Legal Contexts, 43 Soc. Methods & Res. 416 (2014) (with A. Philip Dawid & Stephen E. Fienberg). URL
  • Fitting Science into Legal Contexts: Assessing Effects of Causes or Causes of Effects?, 43 Soc. Methods & Res. 359 (2014) (with Stephen Feinberg & Philip Dawid). FULLTEXT
  • Group to Individual (G2i) Inference in Scientific Expert Testimony, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev. 417 (2014) (with John Monahan & Christopher Slobogin). FULLTEXT URL
  • Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission, 1 J. L. & Biosci. (2014) (with Owen D. Jones et al.). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Organized Common Sense: Some Lessons from Judge Jack Weinstein's Uncommonly Sensible Approach to Expert Evidence, 64 DePaul L. Rev. 421 (2014) (with Claire Lesikar). FULLTEXT
  • Promises, Promises for Neuroscience and Law, 24 Current Biology R861 (2014) (with Joshua W. Buckholtz). URL
  • Neuroscientists in Court, 14 Nature Reviews Neuroscience 730 (2013) (with Owen D. Jones, Anthony D. Wagner & Marcus E. Raichle). FULLTEXT
  • The Daubert Revolution and the Birth of Modernity: Managing Scientific Evidence in the Age of Science, 46 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 893 (2013). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Wading into the Daubert Tide: Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. University of Southern California, 64 Hastings L.J. 1665 (2013) (with Edward J. Imwinkelried). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Implicit Bias in the Courtroom, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1124 (2012) (with Jerry Kang, Mark W. Bennett, Devon W. Carbado, Pamela Casey, Nilanjana Dasgupta, Rachel D. Godsil, Anthony G. Greenwald, Justin D. Levinson & Jennifer Mnookin). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Evidentiary Incommensurability: A Preliminary Exploration of the Problem of Reasoning from General Scientific Data to Individualized Legal Decision-Making, 75 Brook. L. Rev. 1115 (2010). FULLTEXT
  • Defining Empirical Frames of Reference in Constitutional Cases: Unraveling the As-Applied Versus Facial Distinction in Constitutional Law, 36 Hastings Const. L.Q. 631 (2009). FULLTEXT
  • Evidence Code Section 802: The Neglected Key to Rationalizing the California Law of Expert Testimony, 42 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 427 (2009) (with Edward J. Imwinkelreid). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • A Matter of Fit: The Law of Discrimination and the Science of Implicit Bias, 59 Hastings L.J. 1389 (2008) (with Nilanjana Dasgupta & Cecilia L. Ridgeway). FULLTEXT
  • Admissibility Regimes: The "Opinion Rule" and Other Oddities and Exceptions to Scientific Evidence, the Scientific Revolution, and Common Sense, 36 Sw. U. L. Rev. 699 (2008). FULLTEXT
  • Anecdotal Forensics, Phrenology, and Other Abject Lessons from the History of Science, 59 Hastings L.J. 979 (2008). FULLTEXT
  • Failed Forensics: How Forensic Science Lost Its Way and How It Might Yet Find It, 4 Ann. Rev. L. Soc. Sci. 149 (2008). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Scientific Realism in Constitutional Law, 73 Brook. L. Rev. 1067 (2008). FULLTEXT
  • Amicus Brief of Constitutional Law Professors David L. Faigman and Ashutosh A. Bhagwat, et al. in the Case of Gonzales v. Carhart, 34 Hastings Const. L.Q. 69 (2006) (with Ashutosh Bhagwat & Kathryn M. Davis). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Judges as "Amateur Scientists", 86 B.U. L. Rev. 1207 (Dec. 2006). FULLTEXT
  • The Reliability of Latent Print Individualization: Brief of Amici Curiae submitted on Behalf of Scientists and Scholars by The New England Innocence Project, Commonwealth v. Patterson, 42 Crim. L. Bull. Art. 2 (Spr. 2006) (with David M. Siegel, Mark Acree, Robert Bradley, et al.). WL
  • Expert Evidence After Daubert, 1 Ann. Rev. L. Soc. Sci. 105 (2005) (with Michael J. Saks). FULLTEXT
  • Psychological Evidence at the Dawn of the Law's Scientific Age, 56 Ann. Rev. Psychol. 631 (2005) (with John Monahan).
  • Expert Evidence in Flatland: The Geometry of a World Without Scientific Culture, 34 Seton Hall L. Rev. 255 (2003). FULLTEXT
  • Making Moral Judgments Through Behavioural Science: The "Substantial Lack of Volitional Control" Requirement in Civil Commitments, 2 Law, Probability & Risk 309 (2003). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Limits of the Polygraph, 20 Issues Sci. & Tech. 40 (2003) (with Stephen E. Fienberg & Paul C. Stern). FULLTEXT
  • Is Science Different for Lawyers?, 297 Sci. 339 (July 19, 2002). WL
  • Embracing the Darkness: Logerquist v. McVey and the Doctrine of Ignorance of Science is an Excuse, 33 Ariz. St. L.J. 87 (2001). FULLTEXT
  • The Tipping Point in the Law's Use of Science: The Epidemic of Scientific Sophistication that Began with DNA Profiling and Toxic Torts, 67 Brook. L. Rev. 111 (2001). FULLTEXT
  • How Good Is Good Enough? Expert Evidence under Daubert and Kumho, 50 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 645 (2000) (with David H. Kaye, Michael J. Saks & Joseph Sanders). FULLTEXT
  • The Law's Scientific Revolution: Reflections and Ruminations on the Law's Use of Experts in Year Seven of the Revolution, 57 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 661 (2000). FULLTEXT
  • Looking for Policy in All the Wrong Places: A Comment on the Strategies of "the Race and Gender Crowd" Toward Evidence Law, 28 Sw. U. L. Rev. 289 (1999). FULLTEXT
  • Truth, with a Small "t", 49 Hastings L.J. 1185 (1998). FULLTEXT
  • Appellate Review of Scientific Evidence Under Daubert and Joiner, 48 Hastings L.J. 969 (1997). FULLTEXT
  • The Battered Woman Syndrome in the Age of Science, 39 Ariz. L. Rev. 67 (1997) (with Amy J. Wright). FULLTEXT
  • "And to the Republic for Which It Stands": Guaranteeing a Republican Form of Government, 23 Hastings Const. L.Q. 1057 (1996) (with Catherine A. Rogers). FULLTEXT
  • Making the Law Safe for Science: A Proposed Rule for the Admission of Expert Testimony, 35 Washburn L.J. 401 (1996). FULLTEXT
  • The Syndromic Lawyer Syndrome: A Psychological Theory of Evidentiary Munificence, 67 U. Colo. L. Rev. 817 (1996). FULLTEXT
  • Mapping the Labyrinth of Scientific Evidence, 46 Hastings L.J. 555 (1995). FULLTEXT
  • The Evidentiary Status of Social Science Under Daubert: Is it "Scientific," "Technical," or "Other" Knowledge?, 1 Psychol. Pub. Pol'y & L. 960 (1995). WL
  • Check Your Crystal Ball at the Courthouse Door, Please: Exploring the Past, Understanding the Present, and Worrying About the Future of Scientific Evidence, 15 Cardozo L. Rev. 1799 (1994) (with Elise Porter & Michael J. Saks). FULLTEXT
  • Madisonian Balancing: A Theory of Constitutional Adjudication, 88 Nw. U. L. Rev. 641 (1994). FULLTEXT
  • Measuring Constitutionality Transactionally, 45 Hastings L.J. 753 (1994). FULLTEXT
  • Constitutional Adventures in Wonderland: Exploring the Debate Between Rules and Standards Through the Looking Glass of the First Amendment, 44 Hastings L.J. 829 (1993). FULLTEXT
  • Reconciling Individual Rights and Government Interests: Madisonian Principles Versus Supreme Court Practice, 78 Va. L. Rev. 1521 (1992). FULLTEXT
  • Struggling to Stop the Flood of Unreliable Expert Testimony, 76 Minn. L. Rev. 877 (1992). FULLTEXT
  • "Normative Constitutional Fact-finding": Exploring the Empirical Component of Constitutional Interpretation, 139 U. Pa. L. Rev. 541 (1991). FULLTEXT
  • By What Authority?: Reflections on the Constitutionality and Wisdom of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, 17 Hastings Const. L.Q. 353 (1990) (reprinted in The Constitution and the Flag, Vol. 2: The Flag Burning Cases 457 (Michael Kent Curtis ed., 1993)). FULLTEXT
  • Confronting the Tyranny of the Majority, 8 S.F. Barrister L.J. 3 (1989).
  • To Have and Have Not: Assessing the Value of Social Science to the Law as Science and Policy, 38 Emory L.J. 1005 (1989). FULLTEXT
  • Bayes' Theorem in the Trial Process: Instructing Jurors on the Value of Statistical Evidence, 12 Law & Hum. Behav. 1 (1988) (with A.J. Baglioni, Jr.). FULLTEXT
  • The Battered Woman Syndrome and Self-defense: A Legal and Empirical Dissent, 72 Va. L. Rev. 619 (1986). FULLTEXT
Chapters In Books

  • Fact-Finding in Constitutional Cases, in A Dialogue Between Law and History 153 (Baosheng Zhang et al., eds. 2020). URL
  • Admissibility of Neuroscientific Expert Testimony, in A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience 89 (Stephen J. Morse & Adina L. Roskies eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2013). CATALOG
  • Standards of Legal Admissibility and Their Implications for Psychological Science, in Psychological Science in the Courtroom: Consensus and Controversy 3 (Jennifer L. Skeem, Kevin S. Douglas, & Scott O. Lilienfeld eds., Guilford Press 2009) (with John Monahan). AMAZON
  • Expert Psychological Testimony, Forms of, in Encylopedia of Psychology & Law 275 (Brian L. Cutler ed., Sage Pub. 2008). CATALOG
  • Expert Psychological Testimony, in Encyclopedia of Psychology & Law 267 (Brian L. Cutler ed., Sage Pub. 2008). CATALOG
  • Expert Testimony, Qualifications of, in Encyclopedia of Psychology & Law 280 (Brian L. Cutler ed., Sage Pub. 2008). CATALOG
  • The Limits of Science in the Courtroom, in Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom 303 (Eugene Borgida & Susan T. Fiske eds., Blackwell Pub. 2008). CATALOG
  • Fact–Finding in Constitutional Cases, in How Law Knows 156 (Austin Sarat et al eds., Stanford Univ. Press 2007). CATALOG
  • A Flow Chart of the Federal Rules of Evidence, in Federal Rules of Evidence for United States Courts and Magistrates ___ (West Pub. Co. 1992 - 2006). CATALOG
  • Expert Evidence: The Rules and the Rationality the Law Applies (or Should Apply) to Psychological Expertise, in Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts 367 (David Carson & Ray Bull eds., J. Wiley 2003). CATALOG
  • Should Forensic Science be 'Scientific'?, in Police, Techniques Modernes D'enquete ou de Surveillance et Droit de la Preuve: Actes du Colloque ___ (Edition R.D.U.S. 1998).
  • Like Socrates, But Hold the Hemlock: Teaching Law, in Full Disclosure: Do You Really Want To Be A Lawyer? 95 (Susan J. Bell ed., Peterson's Guides 1992). CATALOG
Book Reviews

  • It Ain't Brain Surgery, But It's Close, 56 Jurimetrics J. 197 (2016) (reviewing Owen D. Jones, Jeffrey D. Schall,& Francis X. Shen, Law And Neuroscience (2014)). HEIN
  • Science and Law 101: Bringing Clarity to Pardo and Patterson’s Confused Conception of the Conceptual Confusion in Law and Neuroscience, 7 Jurisprudence 171 (2016) (reviewing Michael S Pardo and Dennis Patterson, Minds,Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience (2013)). URL
  • Science and Law 101: Bringing Clarity to Pardo and Patterson’s Confused Conception of the Conceptual Confusion in Law and Neuroscience, 7 Jurisprudence 171 (2016) (reviewing Michael S Pardo and Dennis Patterson, Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience (2013)). URL
  • Discerning Justice When Battered Women Kill, 39 Hastings L.J. 207 (1987) (reviewing Charles Patrick Ewing, Battered Women Who Kill: Psychological Self–Defense as Legal Justification (1987)). HEIN
Newspaper & Magazine Articles

  • The Field of Firearms Forensics Is Flawed, Sci. Am., May 25, 2022 (with Nicholas Scurich & Thomas D. Albright). URL
  • Bringing Scientific Peer Review to Scientific Evidence, BNA Expert Evidence Report, March 9, 2015, at 107.
Other Publications

  • The Polygraph and Lie Detection, National Academies Press (2003) (Final Report of the Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph, National Academies of Science/National Research Council). URL
Dissertations & Theses

  • Setting the Odds on Justice: Statistics and Probabilities in the Trial Process (1984) (unpublished Masters Thesis, University of Virginia) (on file with Brown Library, University of Virginia).

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