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
2020 - 2021 Research Scholar, University of Michigan Law School
2016 - 2017 Race, Law, and History Fellowship, University of Michigan
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 William Fontaine Fellowship, 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 “Race, Reform, & Progressive Prosecution” 110 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 769-802 (2020).
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 - Color of Change Hollywood, Consultant
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