Aaron Zelinsky served as a law clerk for Justices John Paul Stevens (Ret.) and Anthony Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court, as well as Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch of the Israeli Supreme Court and Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 2010-2011 he served as Special Assistant to State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh.
Aaron has taught constitutional law at the Peking University School of Transnational Law as well as foreign relations and national security law at the University of Maryland. Prior to law school he worked as deckhand on the Brazilian tall ship Tocorime and as a field assistant tracking migratory birds in the Negev Desert.
He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.
His writing has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Yale Journal of International Law Online, Yale Law & Policy Review, Alabama Law Review, Michigan Law Review Online, Terrorism & Political Violence, Journal of Homeland Security, and Defense & Security Analysis.