Donald Aplin

Adjunct Professor of Law

Adjunct Professor Don Aplin is a graduate of Pomona College (Gov't) and the Antioch School of Law. He is the Senior Legal Editor of Bloomberg BNA's Privacy and Security Law Report. Before becoming a legal journalist, Don practiced in a small Washington, D.C. law firm representing plaintiffs in EEO cases. For ten years before that, Don was an attorney with the public interest group the Government Accountability Project representing federal employee whistleblowers in employment retaliation cases and First Amendment and FOIA litigation as well as working with federal agencies and Congress to seek resolution of the substantive issues that the workers disclosed. This is his 27th year teaching in the Legal Rhetoric Writing and Research Program at the Washington College of Law. Don is married to a personal chef who is also the former chairman of the Alexandria, Va. School Board. They have a son who is in his fourth year as a biomedical engineering major at the University of Virginia, a daughter who is in her second year as a computer science major at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., and son who is a senior at T.C. Williams High School, in Alexandria, Va.

Currently Teaching

  • LAW-517-013 Lgl Rhtrc: Wrtng & Rsrch II

Areas of Specialization

  • Information Law and Privacy
  • Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research

Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., Pomona College
  • J.D., Antioch School of Law