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Regents’ Professor (Emeritus), Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Professor of Life Sciences (Retired), School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

David H. Kaye is Emeritus Regents' Professor of Law and Professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.  In 1985, he was appointed the first Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology. He has held teaching or research appointments at Cornell University, Duke University, the University of Iowa, the University of Utah, and the University of Virginia.  Internationally, he has taught at the University of Southampton, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, Sichuan University, and Wuhan University. At present, he holds the position of Distinguished Professor and Weiss Family Scholar at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

Before joining the ASU faculty, Professor Kaye 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. He holds degrees in law (Yale University), in astronomy (Harvard University), and in physics (MIT).

Professor Kaye’s research and teaching focuses on the law of evidence, on the use of science and statistics in litigation, and on genetics and the law. He has served on committees or advisory panels of the American Statistical Association, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence, and the National Institute of Justice.  He has been on the editorial boards of four academic journals and has repeatedly served as editor of the American Bar Association publication, Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.  His publications include ten books and over one hundred articles in journals of law, philosophy, psychology, medicine, genetics, and statistics.

Research Interests
Scientific evidence, forensic genetics, forensic statistics, evidence law
Research Activity
  • Kaye,David Harris*. Sixth International Conference on Forensic Statistics. NSF-MPS(4/15/2005 - 3/31/2006).
  • Kaye,David Harris*. BIOETHICAL BIOBANKS: THREE CONCERNS IN DESIGNING AND USING LAW ENFORCEMENT DNA DATABASES. DOE-CHICAGO(2/1/2004 - 1/31/2006).