David J. Barron
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Judge Barron is a dedicated public servant, committed to the legal profession. He has deep expertise in government and administrative law, and served twice in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. He received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the second highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense. A devoted educator and scholar, he was a Professor at Harvard Law School (HLS) and a board member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education prior to his appointment to the bench. He continues to teach at HLS as a Visiting Professor.