Department of Government
J.D., Columbia University School of Law A.B., Political Science Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Professor Daniel M. Freeman is a native Washingtonian. He has had extensive experience in government policy making. He is admitted to the bars of District of Columbia and Federal Courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He served in the White House under an Assistant to the President during the Carter Administration. He was Counsel to the House District of Columbia Committee during the consideration of the Home Rule Act. He was Counsel and Parliamentarian to the House Judiciary Committee under three separate Chairmen of both parties. He was the staff counsel on three judicial and one Presidential impeachment. He subsequently served as Counsel and Parliamentarian to the House Committee on International Relations working on major foreign relations issues including authorizations for the use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an expert on Constitutional Law and worked on a myriad of Constitutional and legal issues within the Judiciary Committee’s and the International Relations’ Committee’s jurisdiction. He is an experienced authority on Congressional parliamentary procedure and a frequent speaker on the Congressional process. Subsequent to his tenure on Capitol Hill, Professor Freeman was invited to join the faculty of the Washington Semester Program at American University as the Academic Director of the Public Law Seminar. That program, which included students from colleges and universities all over the nation and several foreign countries, was designed for pre-law students. The seminar included meetings with Supreme Court Justices, Federal and local judges, Members of the House and Senate, Cabinet Officers, senior government officials and many distinguished speakers from the private sector. Professor Freeman also has had considerable experience in the complex issues relating to bioethics. He has taught an Honors Colloquium on "Bioethics and the Law" for undergraduates at American University and taught a course in “Legal Issues in Bioethics” at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is a frequent speaker on bioethics issues both within the United States and in foreign countries. Professor Freeman has written extensively about science and the law, specifically on legal issues related to genetics and bioethics. He served as a faculty member on a program to educate State, Federal and International judges on scientific and bioethics issues. He was a technical adviser on the Robert Redford film "Quiz Show" for the scenes dealing with Congress. Due to his considerable experience in the impeachment process, during the two recent presidential impeachments and Senate trials he was invited to speak at symposiums, think tanks, and a myriad of other venues. He appeared in the media in such forums as CSPAN, NPR, Al Jazeera, RadioAustralia and SkyNewsUK. His book about his Congressional career "The House Was My Home" was published in 2020.