Andrew R. Haden

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD 2008, University of San Diego School of Law
  • BA 2000, Stanford University

Andrew Haden received his BA from Stanford University in 2000. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Haden served in the Navy for five years, which included two overseas deployments. For his last assignment in the Navy, Mr. Haden was the Navigator of the guided missile cruiser USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53). He received his JD from the University of San Diego in 2008.

While in law school, Mr. Haden won the University of San Diego School of Law's Paul A. McLennon Sr. Honors Moot Court Competition. He went on to become the Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board and distinguished himself in several national moot court competitions, including being a Finalist in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law. Upon graduation, Mr. 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.

Mr. Haden is a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He teaches in the area of appellate advocacy.

Areas of Expertise

Professor Haden teaches a course on the criminal aspects of human trafficking.

Professional Experience

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.

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