MD History: "Who came first? State Declarations of Rights in the Revolutionary Era"

Submitted by Antonio Ugues
February 13, 2020 - 1:48 pm
Judge Daniel Friedman

"Who came first? State Declarations of Rights in the Revolutionary Era"

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Auerbach Auditorium in St. Mary's Hall

Join the St. Mary's community in welcoming the Honorable Daniel A. Friedman, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, as he delivers a lecture titled "Who came first? State Declarations of Rights in the Revolutionary Era." Judge Friedman's lecture explores the evolution of legal and political rights during the revolutionary era and asks the following questions: What formed the basis for individual rights in the English colonies prior to and during the Revolutionary period? Which state, including those in the Chesapeake region, can lay claim to having been the first to develop a Declaration of Rights?

Judge Friedman has been a judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, At Large, since September 23, 2014. Judge Friedman received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in government and politics, graduating magna cum laude in 1988. In 1994, he received his J.D. with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law; he was admitted to Maryland Bar that same year and the District of Columbia Bar in 1997. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law since 1998. Judge Friedman is the author of “The Maryland State Constitution: A Reference Guide” re-issued by Oxford University Press in 2011.

This lecture is the inaugural address in the St. Mary’s County Historical Society’s series, Historically Speaking -- lectures by scholars and researchers that shed new light on the political, social, cultural, and economic development of colonial Maryland. This event is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Historical Society, the Center for the Study of Democracy, and the Department of Anthropology at St. Mary's College of Maryland.