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Dr David Frydrych is a senior lecturer at Monash University's Faculty of Law, researching in jurisprudence and trusts law. The jurisprudential scholarship to date mostly focuses upon rights and legal realism. Palgrave published his first monograph, The Architecture of Rights: Models and Theories, in 2021. David also analyses international discretionary trust and company structures.

Before joining Monash, David was a postdoctoral fellow at both the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law and the New York University School of Law. A Canadian, he is admitted to practice in Victoria and New York.

Monash teaching commitment

Principles of Trusts LAW5010

Trusts LAW4170

Property B LAW3402

Legal Philosophy LAW4137


Education/Academic qualification

Law, JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Law, DPhil, University of Oxford

Law, LLM, University of Toronto

Philosophy & Political Science , Honours BA with Distinction, University of Toronto

External positions

Full 'TEP' & Academic member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Research area keywords

  • Rights
  • Trusts law
  • International Trusts
  • Better Governance & Policy
  • Legal and Moral Philosophy

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