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About Adam MacLeod

Adam J. MacLeod is an Associate Professor at Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. He is a Thomas Edison Fellow in the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University and a former visiting fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is the author of Property and Practical Reason (Cambridge University Press), co-editor of Foundations of Law (forthcoming, Carolina Academic Press), and dozens of articles and essays. Professor MacLeod writes about jurisprudence and property law. His scholarly articles and book reviews have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. He regularly contributes to the journal Public Discourse.

Professor MacLeod has taught private law theory as a faculty member of the Witherspoon Institute's Moral Foundations of Law seminar. At Faulkner Law, he teaches courses concerning property, intellectual property, private law theory, and the intersection of law, ethics, and public policy. Professor MacLeod also speaks and writes as a public intellectual and advises policy institutes and elected officials.

He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Gordon College (MA) 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 litigated and tried cases in the Boston area and has served an appointment as a special Deputy Attorney General of Alabama.

He is a member of Christ Church in Montgomery, where he attends with his wife and daughters. A former and founding member of the Pneuma Brass Quintet in Boston, he is an avid musician, runner, cyclist, skier, hiker, and Notre Dame partisan.


Present Faculty Member, Faulkner University

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