Islands First

Nicholas Arons
Board Member
nicholas.arons@islandsfirst.org

Nicholas G. Arons is an attorney living in New York City. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a 2004 cum laude graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Law, where he was a Hays Fellow, a Junior Fellow in NYU's Institute for International Law and Justice, and a staff editor of the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics. He received the L.L.M. degree in 2005 from NYU in International Legal Studies.

During his L.L.M. year he served as Legal Advisor to the Palau Mission to the United Nations, focusing on climate change and protection of ocean resources. His work for Palau was profiled in an article in the New York Times and he gave a speech to the UN General Assembly on Palau's behalf in 2004.

He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1998, graduating with distinction in International Studies and Latin American Studies. In 2000, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil, and in 2004, a book that he wrote about his Fulbright research, Waiting for Rain (University of Arizona Press, 2004), was published.

He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.