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 Law School in 2022. McLeod received a B.A. in Political Science and History from Amherst College, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan. McLeod previously taught at the University of Idaho, Florida Coastal School of Law, Rutgers University – Camden, and the University of Michigan. He is the author and co-author of several book chapters and articles, mostly on topics concerning judicial behavior, judicial selection, constitutional law, and state and local government law.


    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.