Leslie M. MacRae is teaching Trusts & Estates and Land Use Planning during the Spring 2019 semester. After 28 years at Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, MacRae became a professor emeritus of law in 2011. He began his career at the Law School in 1983 and taught administrative law, agricultural law, animal law, environmental law, land-use law, natural resources law, property law, trusts and estates, and Native American law. From 2003 to 2005, MacRae served as director of the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center and on the Maurice K. Goddard Chair Advisory Committee.
MacRae earned his juris doctor degree from Baylor in 1973, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1977, and a Master of Laws degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1983. He began his legal career in private practice in his hometown of Waco, Texas, and then served as Assistant Attorney General of the Marine Resources Division in Maine and the Natural Resources Division in Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia in 1971.