Area of Expertise
Criminal law and procedure, evidence, trial advocacy, victims' rights, insanity defense, police discretion
David Aaronson served as cochair and chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section's Rules of Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Police Practices Committee, and on the executive committee of the Association of American Law School’s Criminal Justice Section. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He received the Robert C. Heeney Award (presented “to those individuals exemplifying the highest professional standards and achievement in the field of criminal law during their distinguished careers”) from the Maryland State Bar Association's Section of Criminal Law and Practice. He has been honored as American University Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Aaronson's recent publications are Maryland Criminal Jury Instructions and Commentary (3d. ed., Lexis-Nexis, 2009); Cross-Racial Identification of Defendants in Criminal Cases: A Proposed Model Jury Instruction, 23 Crim. Just. 4 (2008); Proposed Maryland Jury Instruction on Cross-Racial Identification, 3 Crim. L. Br. 2 (Spring 2008); New Rights and Remedies: The Federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act of 2004, 28 Pace L. Rev. 623 (2008).