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Kerry Rittich, University of Toronto

Kerry Rittich

Kerry Rittich is Professor at the Faculty of Law, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, and the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.  She teaches and writes in the areas of labor law, international law, international institutions and global governance, law and development, human rights, and gender and critical theory. Among her other 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); “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); (with coauthors Atleson, Compa, Sharpe and Weiss), International Labor Law: Cases and Materials on Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy (West Publishing, 2008); and “Black Sites: Locating the Family and Family Law in Development” and, with Janet Halley, “Critical Directions in Comparative Family Law: Genealogies and Contemporary Studies of Family Law Exceptionalism”, (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2010). Professor Rittich has been a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute and a visiting professor Harvard Law School and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, and the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. During 2011-12, she was Administrative Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London.

Professor Rittich's Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

Atleson, Compa, Rittich, Sharpe and Weiss, Cases and Materials on International Labor Law: Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy (West Publishing, 2008).

Labour Law, Work and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives (with Joanne Conaghan, Oxford University Press, 2005).

Recharacterizing Restructuring: Law, Distribution and Gender in Market Reform, (The Hague, London and New York: Kluwer Law International, 2002).

Book chapters:

“Social Rights and Social Policy: Transformations on the International Landscape”, Daphne Barak-Erez and Aeyal Gross, ed., Exploring Social Rights: Between Theory and Practice (Oxford and Portland, OR: Hart, 2007).

 “The Future of Law and Development: Second Generation Reforms and the Incorporation of the Social”, David M. Trubek and Alvaro Santos eds., The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 203.

“Rights, Risk and Reward: Governance Norms in the International Order and the Problem of Precarious Work”, Judy Fudge and Rosemary Owens, eds., Precarious Work, Women, and the New Economy: The Challenge to Legal Norms (Oxford and Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2006), 31.

 “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).

 

Law Review Articles:

(with Janet Halley) “Critical Directions in Comparative Family Law: Genealogies and Contemporary Studies of Family Law Exceptionalism”, 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 753 (2010).

“Black Sites: Locating the Family and Family Law in Development,” 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 1023 (2010). Part 1  and Part 2

“Families on the Edge: Governing Home and Work in a Globalized Economy”, 88 North Carolina Law Review 101 (2010).

“Between Workers’ Rights and Flexibility: Labor Law in an Uncertain World”, 54 St. Louis University Law Review 567 (2010).

“Global Labour Policy as Global Social Policy”, 14:2 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 227 (2008). Part One  Part Two   Part Three

“The Future of Law and Development: Second Generation Reforms and the Incorporation of the Social”, 26 Michigan Journal of International Law 199 (2004).   Part One     Part Two

“Engendering Development/Marketing Equality”, 67 Albany Law Review 575 (2003-04).

Commissioned Reports:

Vulnerability at Work: Legal and Policy Issues in the New Economy, (Ottawa: Law Commission of Canada, 2004)

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