Richard H. McAdams
Professor McAdams received his BA in economics with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his JD from the University of Virginia, where he was Notes Editor of the Virginia Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduation, he clerked for Chief Judge Harrison L. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He spent three years as an associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia.
Professor McAdams began teaching at IIT Chicago-Kent in 1990 and has since served on the faculties at Boston University and the University of Illinois. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and the Yale Law School and served as a Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences of Australian National University. After visiting at the Chicago Law School in 2005, Professor McAdams joined the Chicago faculty in 2007.
Professor McAdams teaches primarily in the area of criminal law and procedure. His scholarship focuses on criminal law and procedure, social norms, discrimination, and inequality. He has served on the Editorial Board of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science and the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association.