David Barron

Hon. David Barron

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

David Barron was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 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, 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 for the Office of Legal Counsel, 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. Currently, Barron is the Honorable S. William Green Visiting Professor of Public Law at Harvard Law School. Barron has published articles in the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. His book, Waging War, won the 2017 William E. Colby Award.‚Äč

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Shakespeare & the Law: Julius Caesar

Boston Lawyers Chapter

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the abuse of power, political assassination and intrigue –...

Shakespeare & the Law: Julius Caesar

Boston Lawyers Chapter

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the abuse of power, political assassination and intrigue –...

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Showcase Panel II: Separation of Powers

2012 National Lawyers Convention

The present Supreme Court was also closely divided in the recent separation of powers case,...