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 (Harvard University Press forthcoming).

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Daniel R. Ernst, Of Sheepdogs and Ventriloquists: Government Lawyers in Two New Deal Agencies (working paper). [Gtown Law] [SSRN]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

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). [W] [L]
Daniel R. Ernst, Cultural Politics and Liberal Legal Education in the British Midlands and the Canadian West, 24 Int'l J. Legal Prof. 19-24 (2017).
Daniel R. Ernst, The Hughes-Roberts Visit Revisited, 18 Green Bag 2d 5-11 (2014).
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