Daniel R. Ernst

Visiting Research Scholar

Home Institution, Georgetown University Law Center

LAPA Fellow, 2015-2016

LAPA Fellow

 410 Robertson Hall

 Curriculum Vitae




Daniel R. Ernst *89 is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught since 1988. Ernst teaches courses at Georgetown in American legal history and property.  He is the author of Lawyers Against Labor (1995), for which he received the Littleton Griswold Award of the American Historical Association, and Tocqueville’s Nightmare (2014).  He is also the co-editor of Total War and the Law (2003).  Ernst was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the National Library of New Zealand in 1996 and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in 2003-04. 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, and he is the principal contributor to Legal History Blog. Ernst earned his law degree at the University of Chicago.  He received an LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University.  During his year at LAPA he will be working on a book examining the history of New Deal lawyers.