The epistemology of legal, scientific, and political truth. We will consider proof by witness, proof by expert, proof by statistics and CSI, and the relationship of truth to evidence, time and viewpoint. This is NOT a course on the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Students will write a paper (1500 words) and an exam essay (500 words), both due at the end of the exam period.
For more details about this course, see the Harvard Law School Course Catalog.