University of Pennsylvania
Dissertation: "Repairing Reparative Justice"
Advisors: Anita L. Allen & Samuel Freeman
University of Michigan Law School
J.D., with Honors
University College London
M.A., with Distinction, Philosophy
Thesis: "On Being Tolerant"
Advisor: Michael Otsuka
John Jay College (CUNY)
B.S., with Honors, Criminal Justice
2019 - 2020 Judicial Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Richmond, VA
2018 - 2019 Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Philadelphia, PA
2017 - 2018 Law Clerk, Goodman & Hurtwitz, PC, Detroit, MI
2016 Summer Law Clerk, Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), Montgomery, AL
2015 - 2016 Pro Bono Volunteer, Civil Rights Litigation Clearing House, Ann Arbor, MI
2013 - 2015 Analyst & Researcher, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Philadelphia, PA
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
2016 Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice, National Lawyers Guild
2016 Public Interest Fellowship, University of Michigan Law School
2015 - 2018 Dean’s Scholarship, University of Michigan Law School
2014 - 2015 Geo L. Harrison Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
2012 - 2015 Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
2012 - 2013 Mack Family Foundation Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Fryer, Daniel “Which America?: Judge Roger L. Gregory and the Tradition of African-American Political Thought” 78 Washington & Lee Law Review 1087-1101 (2021)
Fryer, Daniel “Inter-American Philosophy: Born of Struggle?” In Philosophizing the Americas: An Inter-American Discourse, edited by Jacoby A. Carter and Hernando Arturo Estevez. Fordham University Press (forthcoming).
Review of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Andrew S. Curran's Who's Black and Why?: A Hidden Chapter From the Eighteenth-Century Invention of Race, in The Washington Post (April 2022)
Review of Michael Eric Dyson's Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America, in The Washington Post (Dec. 2021)
Review of Randall Kennedy's Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture, in The Washington Post (Sept. 2021)
Comments on Neil Roberts's “Policing's Unfreedom.” American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (NOMOS). Cambridge, MA: September 30, 2022.
“Law, Ethics, and Black Political Thought.” Dartmouth Ethics Institute. Hanover, NH: April 22, 2022.
“What's the Point of Reparation?” Harvard's Law and Philosophy Workshop. Cambridge, MA: April 6, 2022.
“The Problems with Prosecutorial Leniency.” William & Mary's Symposium on Mass Incarceration. Williamsburg, VA: March 4, 2022 (zoom).
“The Idea(l) of Abolition.” IHS's Workshop on Policing and Political Philosophy. Washington, DC: October 17, 2021 (zoom).
“Race, Reform, and Progressive Prosecution.” Northwestern Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology Symposium. Chicago, IL: February 27, 2020.
“Poverty and Criminal Prosecutions.” UPenn’s Integrated Studies Program. Philadelphia, PA: March 14, 2019.
Roundtable Discussion: “In the Archives: Black Radical Thought.” Michigan Institute for the Humanities. Ann Arbor, MI: February 9, 2018.
“Phantom Trials.” Michigan’s Race, Law, and History Proseminar. Ann Arbor, MI: April 5, 2017.
“On William Fontaine’s Political Philosophy” Department of Philosophy, Morgan State University. Baltimore,
MD: November 8, 2016.
“William Fontaine and the American Race Problem.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
Grand Rapids, MI: March 5-7, 2015.
"Margaret Cavendish on Religious Toleration." Women in the History of Philosophy Workshop. University of
Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA: September 13, 2014.
"A (Grad Student's) Perspective on the Importance of Role Models and Faculty Diversity." Minorities and
Philosophy (MAP) Workshop. Philadelphia, PA: March 7, 2014.
“Supermax, Punishment, and the African-American Community.” Society for the Study of Africana
Philosophy. New York, NY: November 17, 2013.
“Was Alain Locke a ‘wishy-washy’ Cosmopolitan?” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
Galloway Township, NJ: March 9, 2013.
US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
OTHER SERVICE & LEADERSHIP
2021 - Women Also Know Law, Advisory Board Member
2021 - Michigan Journal of Law & Society, Faculty Editorial Board Member
2020 - 2021 High School Ethics Bowl Judge (New York Regional)
2020 - 2021 High School Ethics Bowl Coach, Carver H.S. (Philadelphia)
2014 - 2019 Head Graduate Fellow, Upenn Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute