David H. Kaye

An internationally recognized expert on scientific evidence and statistics in law, David Kaye has taught evidence, law and science, constitutional law, legal philosophy and international human rights law. He is the author of 10 books and more than 100 articles and reviews in journals of law, philosophy, medicine, genetics and statistics.


Professor Kaye has taught at universities in America, England and China, including Cornell, Duke, the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and the University of Virginia.


He has served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Statistical Association, and the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence. Professor Kaye also has worked as a consultant or reviewer for law firms, corporations, government agencies, universities, foundations and other nonprofit organizations, academic journals and publishing houses. He has taught continuing legal education courses for the American Bar Association, the Federal Judicial Center and the National Judicial College.


Prior to joining the College in 1976, Professor Kaye clerked on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, practiced law in Portland, Ore., and was an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. For recreation, he enjoys Aikido, ski mountaineering and studying Mandarin.

Selected Works

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

George E. Dix et al., McCormick on Evidence (6th ed., Thomson West 2006).

David Kaye, David Bernstein, & Jennifer Mnookin, The New Wigmore, a Treatise on Evidence: Expert Evidence (Aspen).



Curriculum Vitae

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1968)

M.A., Harvard University (1969)

J.D., Yale University (1972)