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James A. Macleod

Assistant Professor of Law


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

Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Statutory Interpretation


Professor Macleod teaches courses in torts and evidence. His scholarship explores doctrines, procedures, and theories that depend on claims about the ordinary understanding of concepts like causation and intent, as well as related claims about moral and linguistic intuitions. To test those claims and examine what role they do and should play in law and legal theory, Macleod's research leverages new empirical data, employing methodologies associated with the rapidly growing field of experimental jurisprudence.

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, 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.