David Barron, Harvard Law School professor has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Barron has experience serving in a top-level position in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.
Mr. Barron worked under Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., as acting assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel. In 1999 Barron joined Harvard as an assistant professor, and in 2004 he became a full professor.
David Barron will serve on the First Circuit, which according to the Legal Times “hears disputes arising in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico.”
President Obama said in a statement, “David Jeremiah Barron has displayed exceptional dedication to the legal profession through his work, and I am honored to nominate him to serve the American people as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals,” the President continued to say that David Barron will be a “diligent, judicious and esteemed addition to the First Circuit bench.”
Harvard Law School is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and has the largest academic law library in the world. The school has produced a large number of luminaries and has had an impact on significant political and business leaders and innovators around the world.
Notable political alum include President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and Ma Ying–jeou, the current president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Other notable alumni from the prestigious institution include and six out of nine members of the Supreme Court, Justices Robert, Kennedy, Breyer, Scalia, and Kagan and Ginsburg. Additionally, 149 U.S. federal judges are Harvard Law School alumni. Other famous Harvard Law alumni include Lloyd Blankfein CEO of Goldman Sachs, the former CEO of Delta airlines, Gerald Grinstein, the current CEO of Toys “R” Us Gerald L. Storch, billionaire chairman and majority owner of National Amusements, Sumner Redstone, and the current President and CEO of TIAA-CREF, Roger W. Ferguson Jr.