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Law educator , arbitrator

Benjamin Aaron, American law educator, arbitrator. Fellow Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1966-1967; visiting fellow Clare Hall, Cambridge (England) University, 1973, Australian National University, 1982; named First Southwestern Legal Foundation Research Fellows Distinguished Scholar in Residence, 1971; first Howard W. Wissner Memorial Lecturer Tulane University, 1971; Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, 1978-1979.


Aaron, Benjamin was born on September 2, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Jacob and Rose (Weinstein) Aaron.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1937; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1940; postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1940-1941.


With, National War Labor Board, 1942-1945; member labor advising committee to Supreme Commander, Allied Powers, Tokyo, 1946; research associate, Institute Industrial Relations lecturer labor law, department economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1946-1951; associate director, University of California at Los Angeles, 1957-1960; director, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960-1975; professor of law, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960-1986; professor emeritus, University of California at Los Angeles, since 1986. Faculty member Salzburg (Austria) Seminar in American Studies, 1958, 67. Arbitrator labor-management disputes, since 1946.

Public member WSB, Washington, 1951-1952. Member Statutory Arbitration Board in R.R. Dispute, 1963-1964. Chairman.Calif. Farm Labor Panel, 1965-1966.

Member National Commision on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, 1965-1966. Public member Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, 1966-1968. Visiting professor Harvard University, 1972, University of Michigan, 1979.

Member public review board U.A.W., since 1975. Member arbitration services advising committee Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1974-1982. Member International Labor Organization Committee of Experts on Application of Convs. and Recommendations, 1986-1994.

Charter emeritus fellow College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, since 1996.


Member American Bar Association (secretary section labor relations law 1975-1976), American Association of University Professors, International Society Labor Law and Social Security (chairman United States national committee, international executive committee 1967-1983, vice president North America region 1982-1985, president 1985-1988, honorary president since 1988), National Academy Arbitrators (president 1962, board governors), Industrial Relations Research Association (executive board 1965-1968, president 1972, member Commerce Clearing House labor law reports panel of experts 1987-1992), American Arbitration Association (member advisory council Los Angeles 1975-1976, Distinguished Service award 1981).


Married Eleanor Opsahl, May 24, 1941. Children: Judith, Louise.

Henry Jacob Aaron

Rose (Weinstein) Aaron

Eleanor Opsahl

Louise Aaron

Judith Aaron