Martin Krygier is Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory, UNSW. His writings are generally concerned with exploring the moral characters and consequences of public institutions. A particular focus of his research is institutional and social development after dictatorship and conflict. He has written extensively on the nature of the rule of law, and on attempts to promote it worldwide. In 2016 he was awarded the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory. In 2020 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.