Aaron Thornburg, JD, LLM

Aaron Thornburg

JD, Corporate Law, Michigan State University College of Law
MBA, Finance, Michigan State University Broad School of Management
Post-MBA Certificate in Management, Seattle University
LLM, International Business Law, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain
MIR, International Relations, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain
BA, Psychology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Adjunct, Management

Teaching Areas

  • International Management
  • International Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Cross-Cultural Communication, Ethics and Leadership


Personal Bio

Aaron has held various positions in education on three continents. Before Seattle University, Aaron worked at Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid as the Associate Director of Admissions. Aaron is a licensed attorney & loves his pro-bono work as a Spanish/English legal translator. Since 2008, he has co-owned an investment real estate company and is a licensed broker in WA State. He is also an Associate Faculty at City University's School of Management and has guest-lectured all over the world, including Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala and the Banking Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi. In addition to teaching, he is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and has created and directed international study tours to Guatemala and Peru, impacting over 200 higher-education students since 2014. An avid traveler and foreign language enthusiast, Aaron speaks English and Spanish, as well as intermediate French and basic Portuguese. He has lived in Singapore, Thailand, Guatemala, Argentina, Spain, Ireland and France - but couldn’t be happier with his life here in Seattle.