Jennifer Aronson


Jennifer Aronson is a licensed U.S. attorney and current doctoral researcher at the Centre for Criminology. Her research focus concerns the admission of expert witness testimony and unreliable forensic sciences in U.S. courts. Her dissertation is supervised by Professor Carolyn Hoyle.

Jennifer has served as a judicial clerk in Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law where she received a juris doctorate with honors in law and pro bono honors. During law school, Jennifer won the Malcom Edwards ’57 Prize for the strongest 1L final legal brief and the Paul P. Ashley Prize for outstanding public interest work among law review staff. Jennifer served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Law Review. she was also co-president of the Student Board for the Washington Innocence Project, an organization she has volunteered with since 2006.

Prior to law school, Jennifer worked in military social work research at the University of Texas at Austin. She was also served as the coadjutant of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programme at the Texas Civil Rights Project, serving undocumented victims of domestic violence.

Jennifer holds a master's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. Her research is funded by the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford.

Jennifer coauthors “The Law of Evidence in Washington (5th ed.),” a treatise published by LexisNexis. Her published work and op-eds have appeared in the Washington Law Review, Reuters, and the Dallas Morning News.

Research Interests

expert witness testimony, wrongful convictions, judicial decision-making, misleading and unreliable forensic evidence, medicolegal experts