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About Adam MacLeod

Adam MacLeod is an Associate Professor at Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. During the 2012-13 academic year he was a visiting fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University and during 2017-18 he is a Thomas Edison Fellow in the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University. He is a member of the Foundation for Economic Education’s faculty network and a faculty member in the Witherspoon Institute’s graduate seminar on the Moral Foundations of Law. He teaches courses concerning property, jurisprudence, private law theory, and public policy, and speaks in academic and public venues about private property, the family, religious associations, and other foundational institutions of private ordering. He is co-editor of Foundations of Law (Carolina Academic Press 2017) and author of Property and Practical Reason (Cambridge University Press 2015) and of articles, essays, and book reviews in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. He contributes to journals of news and public opinion such as the Washington Times, New Boston Post, Public Discourse, and Library of Law & Liberty.

Professor MacLeod received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Gordon College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School. After law school, he served as law clerk to Chief Justice Christopher Armstrong and Justice Benjamin Kaplan of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and to Chief Judge Lewis Babcock of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He entered private practice in the Boston area, where he litigated and tried cases, and has held appointment as a special Deputy Attorney General of Alabama. Professor MacLeod lives in Montgomery, Alabama with the joys of his life, his wife and daughters.


Present Faculty Member, Faulkner University

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5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109


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property (1)

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