Professor

Flavelle House
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 

Tel.: 416-978-1637

Research interests
Critical Legal Theory
Feminist Analysis of Law
Labour Law
Law and Globalization
Law and International Development

Kerry Rittich is Professor at the Faculty of Law and the Women's and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.  She teaches and writes in the areas of international law and international institutions, law and development, human rights, labour law, and critical and feminist theory. Among her publications are Recharacterizing Restructuring: Law, Distribution and Gender in Market Reform (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2002); (with Joanne Conaghan, University of Kent), Labour Law, Work and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives, (Oxford University Press, 2005); "Core Labour Rights and Labour Market Flexibility: Two Paths Entwined?", Permanent Court of Arbitration/Peace Palace Papers, Labor Law Beyond Borders: ADR and the Internationalization of Labor Dispute Resolution,  (Kluwer Law International, 2003) and "The Future of Law and Development: Second Generation Reforms and the Incorporation of the Social" in David M. Trubek and Alvaro Santos eds., The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2006).  In 2004, she completed a report for the Law Commission of Canada entitled, Vulnerable Workers: Legal and Policy Issues in the New Economy.  She obtained an LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1992, and an SJD from Harvard University in 1998.  In 1992-93, she served as Law Clerk to Madame Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada.  Professor Rittich has been the Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard Law School and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University and a fellow at the European University Institute.