Aman L. McLeod

Aman L. McLeod

Associate Professor of Law

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Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: 219
Phone: 313-596-9420
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Areas of Expertise:


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • J.D. University of Michigan School of Law
  • B.A. Amherst College


Professor Aman McLeod joined the faculty at Detroit Mercy Law in 2022 after almost two decades in academia, most recently teaching at the University of Idaho in the Political Science department and at the College of Law. He has authored numerous book chapters and articles, focusing on a wide range of topics, including judicial behavior and judicial selection. Professor McLeod has served as a consultant for the American Bar Association and advised the West Virginia state legislature on judicial selection reform. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a contract attorney at several law firms.


    Courses Taught

    Constitutional Law

    First Amendment

    Local Government Law

    Professional Responsibility


    Selected Publications

    Aman McLeod, Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co.: A Ten-Year Retrospective on its Impact on Law and the Judiciary. 124 W.Va.L.Rev. 67 (2021).

    Aman McLeod, Going Outside of the Family: Towards a Greater Understanding of Presidents’ Pursuit of Their Agendas Through Cross-Party Federal Court Nominations. 49 PRESIDENTIAL STUD. Q. 698 (2019).

    Aman McLeod, Understanding Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, and its Implications for Judicial Elections. 52 FIRST AMEND. STUD. 61 (2018).

    Aman McLeod, Evidentiary Privilege for Researchers: Its Present State and a Proposal for its Future. 43 J.C. & U.L. 29 (2017).

    Aman McLeod, Reaching Out: Understanding the Puzzle of Cross-Party Appointments to the Lower Federal Courts. 6 J. OF POL.& L. 116 (2013).

    Aman McLeod, Choosing the Deciders: The Supreme Court Nomination and Confirmation Process in the United States, in The Democratic Dilemma: Reforming the Canadian Supreme Court. (Nadia Verrelli ed. 2013).


    Selected Presentations

    “Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co.: A Ten-Year Retrospective on its Impact on Law and the Judiciary.” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2019.