David Dyzenhaus



University Professor


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  • BA, LLB, University of the Witwatersrand
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

David Dyzenhaus’s research interests include legal and political philosophy, and constitutional and administrative law.

For more information, see David Dyzenhaus’s SSRN page, or his profile on the University of Toronto Faculty of Law website.

Research Interests:

Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy


  • Hard Cases in Wicked Legal Systems: South African law in the perspective of legal philosophy (1991)
  • Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen and Hermann Heller in Weimar (1991)
  • Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order (1999)

Dyzenhaus has also published more than 100 academic articles and edited collections, and has edited or co-edited 10 collections of essays. He is also the editor of Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law and the University of Toronto Law Journal.


Faculty of Law, Flavelle Building (room 342), 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

Secondary Address:

Jackman Humanities Building (room 414), 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8