Adam MacLeod

Adam J. MacLeod is Associate Professor at Faulkner University, Jones School of Law; lecturer in private law theory in the Witherspoon Institute’s Moral Foundations of Law seminar; 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 2015) and dozens of articles, essays, and book reviews in peer-reviewed journals, law reviews, and opinion journals in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. He contributes regularly to the journal The Public Discourse.

He speaks often in public venues and in colleges and universities, and at gatherings of the Association of Law, Property & Society; the Southeastern Association of Law Schools; the Federalist Society; and the American Constitution Society.

Before his academic career, 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 Boston. More recently he served as special Deputy Attorney General of Alabama, advising the Attorney General in his defense of Alabama’s marriage laws in federal courts. And he co-authored Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s amicus curiae brief filed in the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges.

He received his BA, summa cum laude, from Gordon College and his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School.