Professor Tracey Maclin is the 1995 recipient of the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University's highest teaching award. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at BU Law, Professor Maclin has held visiting professorships at the law schools of Harvard and Cornell Universities. He also has served as counsel of record for the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Cato Institute in a number of US Supreme Court cases addressing Fourth Amendment issues. Most recently, he was the author of an amicus brief representing the Cato Institute and NACDL in Hudson v. Michigan.
In the early part of his career, Professor Maclin served as law clerk to Judge Boyce Martin, Jr. of the U. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was then associated with the New York law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and taught at the University of Kentucky College of Law.