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Adam J. Macleod

Adam J. Macleod

Adam J. Macleod

Adam MacLeod is an Associate Professor at Faulkner Law, where he has taught since 2007.  During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a visiting fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and since 2014 he has taught private law theory in the Witherspoon Institute’s Moral Foundations of Law graduate student seminar.  At Faulkner Law he teaches courses concerning property, intellectual property, jurisprudence, the foundations of law, and the intersection of law & public policy. Professor MacLeod 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.

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