Professor of Law
B.A., Brown University
J.D., University of Chicago School of Law
Office Phone: (207) 780-4362
Professor Friedman teaches courses in constitutional law, philosophy, labor law, and terrorism. He has pursued a long-term interest in the legal and ethical issues posed by counterterrorism as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, University College Galway, Ireland, as a visiting scholar at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and as a visiting professor at The United States Military Academy at West Point. He has had the opportunity to examine British, Israeli, and American responses to terrorist attacks. During one of many visits to Israel and the West Bank he published a paper in the Israel Law Review on Hannah Arendt, the Eichmann Trial and Justice Jackson at Nuremberg. This article is now in the permanent collection of the Peace Palace Library at the Hague, as well as in the American Institute for International Law's Library on War Crimes. For his work at West Point he received the US Army's Commander's Medal for Public Service.
Professor Friedman maintains strong interests in American history, Israeli history, military history, and philosophy of science. He loves Socratic teaching. Prior to coming to the Law School he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and then served as The Distinguished Preceptor in Law and Liberal Studies at Brown University, an honors program.