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Aaron X. Sobel's practice focuses on a range of public international law, national security law, and other litigation matters.

Aaron received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he won the Burton H. Brody Prize in Constitutional Law, the Edward D. Robbins Prize for outstanding student publication, and the Herbert J. Hansell Fellowship in Foreign Relations and International Law. At Yale, he was a Moot Court semi-finalist, teaching fellow to the Grand Strategy program, and editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Aaron spent his law school summers at the Department of Justice in the Civil Division Appellate Staff, Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser, and Arnold & Porter. His work is published or forthcoming in the Yale Law & Policy Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA Today, Just Security, and his work has been featured by the American Law Institute and NPR's Morning Edition.

Aaron received his A.B summa cum laude in public policy from Princeton University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.


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  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2023,

    Burton H. Brody Prize in Constitutional Law; Edward D. Robbins Prize; Herbert J. Hansell Fellow in Foreign Relations and International Law

  • A.B., Public Policy, Princeton University, 2019, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • District of Columbia

Government & Military Service

  • Summer Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division Appellate Staff

  • Summer Law Clerk, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser