Outside the Office
Eric’s life outside the law mostly involves building furniture, playing piano and classical guitar like a hack, and playing chess against his increasingly hard-to-beat daughter as well as against various anonymous people on the Internet. Additionally, throughout his career, Eric has worked consistently to maintain side jobs as a teacher in some form. For many years, he was a Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School, teaching appellate and trial advocacy. He also taught chess to elementary and middle school students at the KIPP AIM Academy and served on the Advisory Board of Chess Challenge in Washington, DC; a nonprofit focused on academic achievement through chess instruction. Before that, Eric taught and tutored high school students in English and math during college and law school. He is currently working on an environmental mock trial program with Boston Public Schools.