College of Law

Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

Aman McLeod

Aman McLeod

Office: Menard 210A
Phone: 885-7936

College of Law
University of Idaho
Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Judicial Behavior
    • Judicial Selection
    • Law and Politics
    • Federalism
    • State and Local Government
  • Biography
    While in graduate school, Prof. McLeod served an intern with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and with the New York State Defenders Association.  In 1999, he also worked as an intern for Prof. Bruno Simma, a member of UN International Law Commission, in Geneva, Switzerland.

    From 2001-2002 Prof. McLeod taught English and politics at The Higher School for Humanities and Economics in Bielsko-Biala Poland.  In 2004-2005, he served as a visiting professor of political science at the University of Michigan.  In 2005, he accepted a full-time position in the political science department at Rutgers University, in Camden, NJ.   Among his professional activities while at Rutgers, Prof. McLeod served as a consultant for the American Bar Association, and advised the West Virginia state legislature on judicial selection reform.   He was also affiliated with the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers-Camden.  

    In 2008, Prof. McLeod began the switch to legal academia, when he accepted a position as a visiting professor of law at the Rutgers School of Law – Camden.  From 2008-2012, he taught in both the political science department and at the school of law at Rutgers-Camden.  In 2012-2013, Prof. McLeod taught at Florida Coastal School of Law, in Jacksonville, FL.

    Prof. McLeod has authored numerous book chapters, articles and conference papers.  His research has mostly focused on judicial behavior and judicial selection.  His doctoral dissertation, “An Excess of Participation: A Critical Examination of Judicial Elections and Their Consequences for American Democracy,” examined the effect of campaign contributions on the decisional behavior of several of the justices of the Michigan Supreme Court.  He has since written several articles and book chapters on the role of politics in state and federal judicial selection, judicial independence, and local government law.