Company: American University Washington College of Law
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States
David Aaronson, Lawyer at American University Washington College of Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in legal education.
Distinguished for more than five decades of experience in the legal profession, Dr. Aaronson is recognized for providing his students at American University with a wealth of information and knowledge. Since 1970, he has been a professor at the institution, where he has made a profound impact on generations of legal personnel. Dr. Aaronson has been a B.J. Tennery Scholar since 1990. He specializes in Criminal and Civil Trial Advocacy, Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure. Furthermore, his role entails working as the Interim Director of WCL’s Clinical Programs and Director of the Maryland Criminal Justice Clinic, creating the prosecutor component. He was a co-principal investigator of two U.S. Department of Justice funded national criminal justice studies, including a path-breaking study of “Alternatives to Conventional Criminal Adjudication,” and “Decriminalization of Public Drunkenness Laws.”
Dr. Aaronson earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1961 from The George Washington University. He continued his education at the institution to receive a Master of Arts, as well as an LLB from Harvard University in 1964. Following this, he received an LLM from Georgetown University in 1965 and a PhD from the institution in 1970. Early in his career, Dr. Aaronson worked as a research assistant for the Office of the Commissioner for the Bureau of Labor Statistics with the United States Department of Labor. After this experience, he became a staff attorney with Georgetown University and joined the Aaronson and Aaronson firm as an associate. In 1966, Dr. Aaronson accepted the research associate position for a patent research project with the Department of Economics at George Washington University. In 1967, he became partner at Aaronson and Aaronson and remained in this position until 1970. In addition to these steps in his career, Dr. Aaronson served as the deputy director of the Law and Policy Institute in Jerusalem.
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