Distinguished Professor of Law and James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation


Professor Roger C. Park attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was Case Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Between college and law school, he completed military service, including a tour in Vietnam. After graduating from law school, Professor Park clerked for Chief Judge Bailey Aldrich of the First Circuit. He did trial and appellate work for three years with the small civil rights firm of Zalkind & Silverglate in Boston. He also taught as an adjunct in the Political Science Department at Wellesley College.

In 1973, Professor Park joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School and taught there for twenty years, becoming its Fredrikson & Byron Professor of Law in 1990. He joined the UC Law SF faculty in 1995 after teaching as a visiting professor in 1994. Professor Park has been the James Edgar Hervey Distinguished Professor of Law since 1998. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, University of Michigan, Boston University, and Boston College.

Professor Park is an author or coauthor of eight books, including the Park & Lininger “Witness” volume of The New Wigmore, first published in 2012. He has written numerous law review articles on evidence law, evidence scholarship, and the empirical study of evidence issues. He is the “content provider” for 20 computer-aided lessons on law that are distributed by the Center for Computer-Aided Legal Instruction. In addition to Evidence and Trial Objections, he has taught or co-taught Civil Procedure, Scientific Method for Lawyers, Legislation, Social Science in Law, Criminal Law, Drug Crimes, and Legal Professions.


  1. Harvard Law School 1969


  2. Harvard College

    B.A., Undergraduate Studies

Selected Scholarship

  1. Hits, Misses, and False Alarms in Simultaneous and Sequential Lineups 2014

    Howard Law Journal

  2. The Restyled Federal Rules of Evidence 2012

    William & Mary Law Review

  3. Reflections on Teaching Evidence with an Audience Response System 2010

    Brooklyn Law Review

  4. "Other Crimes" Evidence in Sex Offense Cases 1994

    Minnesota Law Review

  5. Jurors' Perceptions of Eyewitness and Hearsay Evidence 1991

    Minnesota Law Review

  6. A Subject Matter Approach to Hearsay Reform 1987

    Michigan Law Review