Faculty Biography

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Alexander M. Meiklejohn

Professor of Law 

AB, Amherst College; JD, The University of Chicago

Areas of expertise

  • Franchise Law



Alexander M. Meiklejohn is a Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. He teaches Contracts, Commercial Law, Real Estate Transactions, and Franchise Law, and co-teaches a Commercial Transactions Workshop with two faculty colleagues. Meiklejohn has also taught as a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law in Saint Louis.  He has received several awards for excellence in teaching and a Connecticut Law Tribune award for professional excellence. His publications and research interests are in commercial law and franchising.

Meiklejohn is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and a co-chair of the Forum’s Professors Committee.  He was the lead editor and a chapter author of the Forum’s casebook on franchise law, and is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association Section on Franchise, Dealer, and Distribution Law.  Before joining Quinnipiac in 1981, Meiklejohn practiced law with the firm of Niles & Gibbs in Woodstock, Vermont.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

David C. Gurnick & Alexander M. Meiklejohn, Teaching Franchise Law in Law Schools: A Role for Experienced Franchise Lawyers, 36 FRANCHISE L. J. 505 (2017)

Alexander M. Meiklejohn, Lisa Oak & Robert A. White, Teamwork in Teaching Transactional Law and Skills: Academic, Practitioner, and Business Contributions, 18 TRANSACTIONS: TENN. J. BUS. L. 622 (2016)

FRANCHISING: CASES, MATERIALS, & PROBLEMS (Alexander M. Meiklejohn, ed., American Bar Association, 2013).

Alexander M. Meiklejohn, State Franchise Regulation and the Contract Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Part 2): Reliable v Deere, 10 INT'L J. FRANCHISING L. 3, Issue 3 (2012)

Alexander M. Meiklejohn, State Franchise Regulation and the Contract Clause of the U.S. Constitution: Unresolved Issues Concerning American Federalism, 10 INT'L J. FRANCHISING L. 3, Issue 2 (2012)