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.


Forthcoming Works - Books

Daniel R. Ernst, FDR’s Lawyers (forthcoming).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

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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