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The FairScore Team


Edward K. Cheng

Ed Cheng developed the FairScore normalization model.  He holds the Hess Chair in Law at Vanderbilt Law School, and has a background in both law (J.D. Harvard) and statistics (Ph.D. Columbia). His scholarship focuses on scientific and expert evidence, and the interaction of law and statistics. Ed is also the host of Excited Utterance, a podcast focusing on scholarship in evidence law and proof.

Peter Y. Xu

Peter Xu programmed the web implementation of FairScore.  He is a master’s degree student in Computer Science at Cornell University. Peter spent the Fall 2016 semester at Vanderbilt University's School of Engineering.


Vanderbilt Law School

The FairScore website is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law School Moot Court Board, Vanderbilt Law Review, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law.

Scott J. Farmer

Scott Farmer was in charge of scoring of the 2012 Vanderbilt Law School Intramural Moot Court Competition, the first implementation of the FairScore model.  He is now an associate at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP in New York City. 


Janna Maples

Janna Maples was Chief Justice of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board in 2012-13.  Her concerns over fairness in moot court scoring led to the development of FairScore.  


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