Adjunct Professor of Law
- JD 2008, University of San Diego School of Law
- BA 2000, Stanford University
Areas of Expertise
Professor Haden teaches a course on the criminal aspects of human trafficking.
Haden has worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California in the General Crimes Section since 2010. Since 2013, he has served as the Project Safe Neighborhoods Coordinator for the Southern District of California, a nationwide program designed to reduce gun and gang crime. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Upon graduation from Stanford University, Haden was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Haden served in the Navy for five years, which included two overseas deployments.
Honors and Affiliations
Haden is a member of the School of Law’s Alumni Board. In 2010, he was named a Top Young Attorney in San Diego. In 2009, he received the Honorable Richard D. Huffman Award. Haden was previously appointed as a Commissioner of the County of San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission. He was also an associate in the American Inns of Court, J. Clifford Wallace Chapter and Louis M. Welsh Chapter. While in law school, Haden won the McLennon Honors Moot Court Tournament and served as chair of the Moot Court Executive Board, distinguishing himself in several national moot court competitions. Upon graduation from law school, Haden received the Dean's Distinguished Service Award, the Owen Stark Heriot Award for being the outstanding veteran graduate, and was inducted into the national Order of the Barristers for his achievements in oral advocacy.