Colin Macleod

Professor in law and philosophy,
Chair of the Department of Philosophy

Colin Macleod

Colin Macleod

Tel: 250-721-7521
Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

In addition to my appointment as professor in law and philosopy, I am also the current chair of the Department of Philosophy. Prior to coming to UVic, I taught at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. I have also been a visiting fellow to the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Edinburgh and joined the department in 1998.

I am an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy. I am the author of Liberalism, Justice, and Markets: A Critique of Liberal Equality (OUP 1998), co-editor with David Archard of The Moral and Political Status of Children (OUP 2002), and co-editor with Jeremy Webber of Between Consenting Peoples (UBC Press 2010). My articles have appeared in Politics and Society, The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, The Canadian Journal for Law and Jurisprudence, Law and Philosophy, Dialogue, and the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

  • BA – Queen's
  • MA – Dalhousie
  • PhD – Cornell


  • Have A Little Faith: Religion, Democracy and the American Public School (co-written with Ben Justice), University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2016.

  • The Nature of Children’s Well-being: Theory and Practice (co-edited with A. Bagattini), Springer, 2014. 

  • Justice and Equality. (Edited collection). University of Calgary Press, 2012.