David J. Barron
The Honorable S. William Green Visiting Professor of Public Law
David Barron is a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and is The Honorable S. William Green Visiting Professor of Public Law at Harvard Law School. 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 was promoted to Professor in 2004. 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 and was named The Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, and served until his appointment to the federal bench in 2014.