Professor Leslie received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, his Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UCLA.
After graduating from law school and being elected to the Order of the Coif, he clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and practiced antitrust law and complex business litigation in San Francisco at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, and Heller Erhman.
He has been a Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, the University of Texas School of Law and N.Y.U. School of Law. He is the past Chair of the Antitrust Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and is a senior editor for the Antitrust Law Journal.
Professor Leslie is the author of the casebook ANTITRUST LAW AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (Oxford University Press, 2011). He is a co-author of the leading treatise in that field, IP AND ANTITRUST: AN ANALYSIS OF ANTITRUST PRINCIPLES APPLIED TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (2nd Edition 2009, and annual supplements, with Hovenkamp, Janis, and Lemley).
His scholarship has been published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the California Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Texas Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the UC Davis Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Florida Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, among others, as well as several invited symposia and specialty journals.
His scholarship focuses on antitrust law, the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property rights, sexual orientation discrimination, and class action settlements.