Professor Ernst joined the Georgetown faculty in the 1988-89 academic year. He is the author of Lawyers Against Labor (1995), for which he received the Littleton Griswold Award of the American Historical Association and co-editor of Total War and the Law (2003). In 1996, he was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the National Library of New Zealand, and in 1998 he was the Jack and Margaret Sweet Visiting Professor of History at Michigan State University. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow during the 2003-04 academic year. From 2006 to 2010, he was co-editor of “Studies in Legal History,” a book series sponsored by the American Society for Legal History and the University of North Carolina Press. He teaches courses in American Legal History and Property.

Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Daniel R. Ernst, Of Sheepdogs and Ventriloquists: Government Lawyers in Two New Deal Agencies, 69 Buff. L. Rev. 43-54 (2021).
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Daniel R. Ernst, In Memoriam: Professor Anne C. Fleming, 109 Geo. L.J. 1-4 (2020).
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Daniel R. Ernst, The Shallow State: The Federal Communications Commission and the New Deal, 4 U. Pa. J.L. & Pub. Aff. 403-458 (2019).
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Daniel R. Ernst, Mr. Try-It Goes to Washington: Law and Policy at the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 87 Fordham L. Rev. 1795-1815 (2019).
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Daniel R. Ernst, “In a Democracy We Should Distribute the Lawyers”: The Campaign for a Federal Legal Service, 1933-1945, 58 Am. J. Legal Hist. 4-55 (2018).
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