Jonathan Burton-Macleod

Jonathan Burton-Macleod

Professor Burton-MacLeod teaches and researches in the areas of comparative constitutional law and in law and development, with a substantive focus on international business transactions.

Professor Burton-MacLeod previously held an academic position at Jindal Global Law School, a globally-oriented law school in New Delhi, India, where he was affiliated with the Center for Global Governance and Policy, a research center that considers global economic governance from a Global South perspective. He also served as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Research and International Collaborations at JGLS, during which he developed considerable interest in the globalization of legal education and legal services. Professor Burton-MacLeod also held a position at the Australian National University College of Law, where he lectured in Torts and Comparative Constitutional Law. He was recently a Visiting Faculty member at Direito GV, a leading private Brazilian Law School.

Professor Burton-MacLeod’s research considers the legal regulation of foreign direct investment in advanced emerging economies as a means to compare law and development models. Professor Burton-MacLeod also writes in the area of U.S. constitutional law, and has several working papers in issues of comparative constitutional law and comparative politics. These research areas share common methodological elements, marked by an emphasis on interdisciplinary theory, empirical analysis of large data sets, and comparative approaches to law.

Professor Burton-MacLeod is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Florida Coastal School of Law and an International Programs Research Scholar at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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