Adam J. MacLeod, J.D. 

Professor of Law at Faulkner University, Jones School of Law 

Adam MacLeod is a Professor of Law at Faulkner University, Jones School of Law. He has been a visiting fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University and a Thomas Edison Fellow in the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University. 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.


Professor MacLeod writes and speaks in academic and public venues about the foundations of private law and private ordering. He teaches courses concerning property, intellectual property, jurisprudence, and private law theory. He is a faculty member in the Witherspoon Institute’s graduate seminar on the Moral Foundations of Law. He contributes to journals of news and public opinion such as the Washington Times, Ars Technica, Quartz, 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 practiced law in the Boston area 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.

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