Hon. David Barron

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Judge Barron was appointed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in May 2014. He graduated from Harvard College in 1989 and Harvard Law School in 1994. From 1989 to 1991, he worked as a newspaper reporter. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from 1994 to 1995, and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court, from 1995 to 1996. He then worked as an attorney advisor for the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice, from 1996 to 1999. In 1999, Judge Barron became an Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School. He became a full Professor at Harvard Law School in 2004, where he worked until he rejoined the Justice Department as Acting Assistant Attorney General from 2009 to 2010. He then returned to the Harvard Law School faculty in 2010, where he was named the S. William Green Professor of Public Law in 2011, and worked until his appointment to the federal bench in 2014.

  • Harvard College A.B. 1989, History
  • Harvard Law School J.D. 1994

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Publications and Multimedia
Shakespeare & the Law: Julius Caesar - Event Audio/Video
Boston Lawyers Chapter
October 21, 2016
Separation of Powers - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2012
The Rule of Law and the Administrative State - Event Audio/Video
2012 Annual Student Symposium
March 02, 2012