Aaron Houck

Education

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University
J.D. Harvard Law School
B.A. Davidson College

Background

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at Duke University, studying political institutions and the U.S. Supreme Court, in particular. I have a J.D. from Harvard Law School and am happy to talk to students thinking about law school.

I was recently at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte as the associate director for the Renaissance Computing Institute. The institute, operated out of the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute, was an applied interdisciplinary research collaboration that focused on issues of urban growth. One of the group's projects was to develop an urban growth model that used satellite imagery to locate and measure urbanization in the Charlotte region (later extended to most, if not all, of the state) and used those historical data to forecast future patterns of urban growth.

While at Davidson (Class of 2002 – laundry number 724), I played on the Women's Basketball practice squad, while also serving as co-editor-in-chief of The Davidsonian, in the service of which I spent a rainy night stalking campus skunks for a hard-hitting photograph.