Alex Stein

Professor of Law


LL.B., 1983; LL.M., 1987, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ph.D., 1990, University of London

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Economic Analysis of Law
Medical Malpractice


Professor Stein has published widely in the US and abroad on torts, medical malpractice, evidence, criminal law, and general legal theory. His writings combine law with economic theories and moral philosophy. Professor Stein is the author of Foundations of Evidence Law  and coauthor of Tort Liability Under Uncertainty, both published by Oxford University Press. He also coauthors a leading Evidence casebook published by Walters Kluwer: An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Cases and Problems (6th ed., 2016) (with Ronald J. Allen, et al).

Professor Stein has published numerous articles that appeared in the Alabama Law Review, Arizona Law Review, Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Law & Contemporary Problems, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Texas Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, University of Toronto Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Washington Law Review, and other journals.


Professor Stein runs an e-Journal, STEIN on Medical Malpracticethat discusses cutting-edge developments in medical malpractice law. 


He is also a permanent contributor to the Bill of Health, a blog run by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School. For his multiple contributions to this blog, please visit


Professor Stein is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence & Proof and was one of the founding editors of Theoretical Inquiries in Law


He held visiting positions and taught at Columbia Law School, Yale Law School, University of Miami School of Law, and University of Toronto Faculty of Law.  Professor Stein maintains website at

Contact Information


Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue, Suite 943
New York, NY 10003