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James A. Macleod

Assistant Professor of Law

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School
B.A., University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Evidence
Statutory Interpretation
Torts

Biography

Professor Macleod teaches courses in criminal law, evidence, and torts. His current research concerns legal interpretation and concepts that are central to legal theory (such as causation, doubt, and knowledge). Macleod’s research takes an “experimental jurisprudence” approach, drawing on empirical methods traditionally associated with cognitive science, linguistics, and psychology to illuminate questions traditionally associated with legal theory.

Prior to joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty in 2019, Macleod was an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School. His background also includes work as an associate at Gibson Dunn and Williams & Connolly, and as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. He is a graduate of University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Kirkland & Ellis scholar, and received his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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