Richard Aaron

Professor Emeritus

Professor Aaron practiced law with Leonard, Street and Deinard of Minneapolis, Minnesota, before joining the faculty in 1966. He received his A.B. degree from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin where he was a member of the Wisconsin Law Review, Order of the Coif, and the Wisconsin Legal Aid Society. Professor Aaron is an elected Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has been a member of the Utah Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Utah Bankruptcy Forum, the American Association of Legal History, the Commercial Law League of America Section on Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Committee on the U.C.C. and Other Uniform Laws, and the Societe Jean Bodin. He has served the Senior Bar of Utah pro bono committee, received the first Scott Daniels Military Pro Bono Award in May, 2003, and honored as founding president of the Legal Advice Clinics of Minnesota. He has made presentations to the ALI-ABA Continuing Education Committee, the Federal Judicial Center, the Utah Bankruptcy Forum, the Utah State Bar Association, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, the National Association of Credit Men, the International Conferences on Gaming and Risk Taking of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Reno, University of Utah Medical Center, University of Utah Graduation School of Social Work, and the Utah State School Board. He has participated as amicus in a number of briefs for the United States Supreme Court and the Utah Supreme Court.