Faculty Profiles 2015
Gerard V. Bradley is a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School and a noted scholar in the fields of constitutional law as well as law and religion. Previously, he taught at the University of Illinois. Admitted to the New York Bar, he practiced law as an assistant district attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office. With John Finnis, he has served as director of the Natural Law Institute at the University of Notre Dame and as co-editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence. He is president of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, vice-president of the American Public Philosophy Institute, member of the board of advisors of the Cardinal Newman Society, chair of the Federalist Society’s Religious Liberties Practice Group, and a member of the Ramsey Colloquium of the Institute on Religion and Public Life. He earned his BA from Cornell University and his JD from the Cornell Law School.
John M. Finnis is a chaired professor in law and legal philosophy at Oxford University, and the Biolchini Chair in Law at Notre Dame University, where he is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy. He has served as associate in law at the University of California at Berkeley, as Professor of Law at the University of Malawi (Africa), and as the Huber Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the Boston College Law School. He is admitted to the English Bar (Grays Inn). Professor Finnis’s service has included the Linacre Centre for Health Care Ethics, the Catholic Bishops Joint Committee on Bioethical Issues, the International Theological Commission, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and the Pontifical Academy Pro Vita. Professor Finnis has published widely in law, legal theory, moral and political philosophy, moral theology, and the history of the late Elizabethan era. His magisterial work Natural Law and Natural Rights was published by Oxford University Press in its Clarendon Law Series, under the general editorship of H. L. A. Hart, in 1980. He earned his LLB from Adelaide University (Australia) and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned his DPhil.
Robert P. George is the Herbert W. Vaughan Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute. He is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He has served as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and as a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He has also served on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), of which he continues to be a corresponding member. Professor George is the author or co-author of five books and the editor of several more. His articles and review essays have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Review of Politics, the Review of Metaphysics, and the American Journal of Jurisprudence. In addition to his academic work, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Of Counsel to the law firm of Robinson and McElwee. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, Professor George also earned a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from University of Oxford.
Adam MacLeod is an Associate Professor at Faulkner Law, where he has taught since 2007. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a visiting fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He teaches courses concerning property, intellectual property, and the intersection of law & public policy. He writes about jurisprudence and property law. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews in the United States and overseas, and he regularly contributes to the journal Public Discourse. MacLeod received his BA. from Gordon College and his JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Heserved as law clerk to Chief Justice Christopher Armstrong and Justice Benjamin Kaplan of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and to Chief Judge Lewis Babcock of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He entered private practice in the Boston area, where he litigated and tried cases.