Current City: Charleston, SC
Daniel Crooks was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He graduated in 2006 from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in History. Upon graduation, Daniel worked as a financial aid counselor and interim veterans affairs coordinator in the Office of Financial Assistance and Veterans Affairs at the College of Charleston. Daniel left employment at the College in August 2008 in order to attend the Charleston School of Law.
While at CSOL, Daniel served as a research assistant to Professor Sheila Scheuerman, a teaching fellow for the Legal Research and Writing Program, a student member of the A.B.A. Accreditation Team Site Visit Committee, a member of the Moot Court Board’s executive board, and Associate Editor in Chief of the Charleston Law Review. Daniel chose CSOL because he believed in the school’s dedication to and emphasis on public service.
After graduating from law school, Daniel attended the American University Washington College of Law, where he studied as a Law and Government Scholar and received his LL.M. in Law and Government in 2012. During his LL.M. studies, Daniel served as a legal and legislative intern to Congresswoman Kathy Castor, a law clerk at the D.C. Public Defender Service, and a legal intern at the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. Daniel also served as president of the LL.M. in Law and Government Executive Board, the student body that governs the LL.M. students and S.J.D. candidates. While in the Law and Government Program, Daniel taught constitutional law at a DC-area high school as a Fellow with the school’s Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.
Daniel is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and the District of Columbia and lives in Charleston. He was elected in 2012 to serve a three-year term on the Board of the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association.