Aaron Tarin
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Law - Dean
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Law


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Spanish Translation and Business, Brigham Young University
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law, S. J. Quinney College of Law


Aaron Tarin is a Utah lawyer who is acknowledged by his colleagues as one of the leading lawyers in the complex legal world that arises when Immigration and Criminal law collide. When he isn't writing legal code, Aaron moonlights as a geek crunching computer code with other legal technologists around the world who believe that open-source software holds the key to providing greater access to justice.

From his early beginnings as an Immigration Court law clerk while in law school, to his later service fighting against anti-immigrant laws as the Executive Chairman of the Utah Chapter of the American Lawyers Association (AILA), Aaron has dedicated himself to furthering the rights of immigrants and minorities.
He has years of experience litigating some of the most complex cases before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), as well as the Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Aaron is often called on to train other lawyers in this hybrid area known as "Crimmigration Law", which the Supreme Court of the United States has declared is one of the most "complex" and "unfamiliar", especially for lawyers who don't understand both areas of law well.

In the new era of "Cloud Computing", Aaron is also on the cutting edge of the emerging field of "legal informatics", which is rapidly disrupting the way lawyers practice law.