Professor Emeritus of Law
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.
Works in Progress
History of the United States District Court for Utah
The Tribal Casino Goes Bankrupt
Law Review Articles
Access to Justice: Consumer Bankruptcy, 2006 Utah L. Rev. 925
Hooray for Gibberish! A Glossary of Bankruptcy Slang for the Occasional Practitioner or Bewidered Judge, 3 De Paul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 141 (2005)
Festshcrift for Ruth Ann and Jim Wilson: A Review of Consumer Bankruptcy in Global Perspective, 12 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 521 (2004)
Beyond the Best Interests of the Child (Review), 1973 Utah L. Rev. 871.
Proposals for Truce in the Holy War: Utah Adoption, 1970 Utah L. Rev. 325.
Utah Ombudsman: The American Proposals, 1967 Utah L. Rev. 32.
Chapter 1, Theory and History of Reorganization in Chapter 11 Theory and Practice: A Guide to Reorganization (James F. Queenan, Philip J. Hendell and Ingrid M. Hillingers, eds., LRP Publications, 1994 to 2002)
Other Published Articles
Hot Topics: The Foreign Debtor, ABI Rocky Mountain Conference, January, 2010
Consumer Workshop I: Unmarked Hazards Ethics, Creditor Abuse of Debtors and Remedies, ABI Rocky Mountain Conference, February, 2008
Bankruptcy to Thwart Responsibility for Financial Abuse of the Elderly, 9 Marq. Elder's Advisor, 299 (No. 2 Spring 2008)
Consumer Workshop III: Caselaw Update and More Changes, ABI Rocky Mountain Conference, January, 2006
Gambling Markers and Bankruptcy, 2005 Norton Ann. Surv. Bankr. L. 159
How will Collection of Credit Extended to Players Be Affected by the Pending Bankruptcy Reform Act? ALI-ABA The Gaming Industry: Current Legal, Regulatory, and Social Issues, March, 2001.
How Much Does the Rise in Gambling Cause a Rise in Bankrutpcy? 7 J. Bankr. Law & Prac. 307 (1998)