Daniel Ericson is part-time faculty member in The Department of Political Science, where he has taught U.S. Constitutional Law and Politics I – a course on the constitutional powers of the United States government – for more than ten years. He is particularly interested in the evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Commerce Clause jurisprudence and separation of powers disputes, including with respect to national security issues. Previously, as a part-time faculty member, he taught a constitutional law survey course on constitutional powers, civil rights, and constitutional criminal procedure at American University.
As a practicing lawyer, Ericson has experience in administrative law, banking law, consumer finance, regulatory enforcement, white collar criminal law, and commercial litigation. Prior to clerking for a judge on The Supreme Court of Maryland and entering law practice in Washington, D.C., he graduated from The George Washington University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in political science and classical humanities as well as departmental prizes in both majors and The George Washington University Law School with a J.D. cum laude as well as a graduation award for excellence in constitutional law.