James Macleod

Associate in Law

James Macleod

James
Macleod
Associate in Law

Jamie Macleod is an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School. His research concerns criminal and tort law and statutory interpretation. It focuses on doctrines, procedures, and theories that depend on claims about the ordinary understanding of concepts like causation and allegedly widely shared moral intuitions about these concepts. To test those claims and examine what role they do and should play in law and legal theory, Macleod’s research combines traditional doctrinal and theoretical analyses with new empirical data. His scholarship thus contributes to the new and rapidly growing field of Experimental Jurisprudence.

Macleod received his J.D. in 2012 with high honors from University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar. Prior to becoming an Associate in Law, he clerked for the Honorable Raymond Lohier, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and practiced law at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York. His practice focused on white-collar crime, corporate crime, mass torts, and products liability.

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2012
University of Michigan, B.A., 2007

Courses
LL.M. Legal Research and Writing