Dr Edit Frenyo

Lecturer in Child & Family Law

Law Stirling

Dr Edit Frenyo

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Edit is a lecturer in Child and Family Law at the University of Stirling (UK), where she is the module coordinator for the LLB course in Domestic Relations.

She holds a J.D. from the University of Szeged (Hungary) and an LL.M. from Boston College Law School (USA). She received her S.J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (USA). Before beginning her doctoral research, she worked as a law clerk in Hungary in the area of family law, real estate law, trusts and estate law.

Edit's current research involves two main lines of inquiry: an investigation of how transnational care arrangements and labor migration rearrange European households and the rights related to family life; and a focus on asylum externalization and the vulnerability and legal protection of migrants.

Prior to joining Stirling, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (2021-2022). Edit was also a Steinberg postdoctoral Fellow in Migration Law and Policy, at McGill University Faculty of Law (2018-2020) and a postdoctoral Global Fellow at NYU Law (2020-2021).

She is currently a research associate in the Canadian team of the ‘Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime (VULNER)’ research project, a part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative.

Edit has both graduate and undergraduate teaching experience. She co-taught the Family Law course at Georgetown, with her dissertation supervisor Prof. Judith C. Areen (2012; 2013). She served as a regular guest lecturer on the human rights of migrants and foundations of jurisprudence, at McGill Law. In the Spring of 2021, she taught an undergraduate political science course on ‘Minority Politics’ at McDaniel College Budapest (the European Campus of McDaniel College, MD, USA).



family law, migration and refugee law, international law, transnational care work, welfare and social policy


Unsafe from Any Angle: Vulnerability-Generation on the US–Canada Border. Frenyo, Edit. Laws 11, no. 3 (June 2022): 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws11030044.

Internalizing the Consequences of Externalized Asylum Processes – Canadian Federal Court affirms that the Safe Third Country Agreement with the US violates asylum seekers’ fundamental rights under Canadian law, Edit Frenyó, Cahiers de l’EDEM, October, 2020.

Vulnerability in the Canadian Protection Regime: Research Report on the Policy Framework. 2021. VULNER Research Report 1. 2021, (by Midori Kaga, Delphine Nakache, Melissa Anderson, François Crépeau, Anthony Delisle, Nicholas Fraser, Edit Frenyó, Anna Purkey, Dagmar Soennecken, Ritika Tanotra) https://www.vulner.eu/77122/Research-Report-1-Canada

Transnational Families and the Right to Family Life in the Age of Global Migration, in: Stark, Barbara, and Jacqueline Heaton. 2019. Routledge Handbook of International Family Law. 1 edition. Abingdon, Oxon UK ; New York, NY: Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315613079-19/transnational-families-edit-frenyo


“Migration and the Transnationalization of Care: Dignity and Domestic Care Work in Europe” Paper presented at the Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Washington DC USA May 31, 2019

“Europe’s Migrant Crisis Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Global Mobility” Keynote Address and presentation at McDaniel College Global Issues Colloquium, Westminster MD March 07, 2016 http://www.mcdaniel.edu/information/headlines/news-at-mcdaniel/archive/human-rights-lawyer-to-speak-on-europes-migrant-crisis

Invited Expert Speaker at Tarrant County Colleges Global Citizens Club, Fort Worth, TX. Featured in TCC The Collegiate: “South hosts talk on migration” Spring 2016 http://collegian.tccd.edu/?p=29533

“Transnational Families and the Right to Family Life” Presented at the IGLP Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA, June 01, 2015

“Global Migration and Transfrontier Childhoods” Presented at the 8th Annual Cornell Inter-University Graduate Student Conference, Ithaca, NY April 14, 2012

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