For Immediate Release

TORONTO – December 5, 2023 – David Dyzenhaus, Professor of Law and Philosophy at University of Toronto, and Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Law Journal received a Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for his profound impact on the field of legal philosophy and his efforts in defending the rule of law globally. The Gold Medal is SSHRC’s highest research honour and is awarded to an individual whose sustained leadership, dedication and originality of thought have inspired students and colleagues alike.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and corresponding fellow of the British Academy, Dyzenhaus’s research explores the concept of legality across various fields, including the philosophy of law and political thought, constitutionalism, and the modern legal state. He has taught in South Africa, England, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary, and the USA. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University and law and undergraduate degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Dyzenhaus has served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Law Journal since 2015.

Dyzenhaus’s upcoming research project will look at the social underpinnings of law through the analytical lens of social theory and sociology. It will delve into the ways individuals engage in shaping the constitutional foundation of society.

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