Women & Gender Studies Institute

Kerry Rittich Graduate Coordinator

phone : 416-946-5801

office : 2043

email : kerry.rittich@utoronto.ca

Kerry Rittich is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, the Women & Gender Studies Institute, and the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.  She teaches and writes in the areas of labour law, international law and international institutions, 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”, both forthcoming (October 2010) in a special issue on family law in the American Journal of Comparative Law. She obtained an LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1992 and an SJD from Harvard University in 1998, and was a Law Clerk to Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1992-93. Professor Rittich was the Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard Law School and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University in 2004; a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute in 2005; a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London during the fall of 2008; and a Visiting Professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University during the spring of 2009.

Rittich, Kerry. (2007). “A View from the Left: International Economic Law”, 31 NYU Review of Law and Social Change 671.

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

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

Rittich, Kerry (2010). (with Janet Halley) “Critical Directions in Comparative Family Law: Genealogies and Contemporary Studies of Family Law Exceptionalism”, (Introduction to the Special Issue on Comparative Family Law) 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 753.

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

Rittich, Kerry (2010). “Governing by Measuring: The Millenium Development Goals in Global Governance”, Helene Ruiz-Fabri, Rudiger Wolfrum and Jana Gogolin, eds., Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law, Hart Publishing. Vol. 2: 463.

Rittich, Kerry. (ASIL, 2010). Remarks, Forum: “Is Legal Empowerment Good for the Poor?”, American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 103rd Annual Meeting, International Law as Law 150.

Rittich, Kerry. (with Ruth Buchanan and Helen Kijo-Bisimba) (2010). “The Evictions at Nyamuma, Tanzania: Structural Constraints and Alternative Pathways in the Struggle over Land”, Lucie E. White and Jeremy Perelman, eds., Stones of Hope: How African Activists Reclaim Human Rights to Challenge Global Poverty, 91 (Stanford University Press).

Rittich, Kerry (2009).“Transnationalizing the Values of American Labor Law”, 57 Buffalo Law Review 803.

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

Rittich, Kerry. (2008).“Global Labour Policy as Global Social Policy”, 14:2 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 227.

Rittich, Kerry. (2008).“Human Rights and Development”, The New Oxford Companion to Law, Oxford University Press.

Rittich, Kerry. (2008). “The Law and Development Movement”, The New Oxford Companion to Law, Oxford University Press.

Rittich, Kerry. (Washington, D.C.: ASIL, 2007). Comment: “Democracy, Gender and Governance”, American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 101st Annual Meeting, The Future of International Law 383.

Rittich, Kerry (2007). “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.

Rittich, Kerry. (2006). “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: 203.

Rittich, Kerry. (Washington, D.C.: ASIL, 2006   “The State of Law and Development: Challenges after the Second Generation Reforms”, American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 100th Annual Meeting, A Just World Under Law: 427.

Rittich, Kerry. (2006).“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), 31.

Rittich, Kerry (2005).“Equity or Efficiency: International Institutions and the Work/Family Nexus”, Joanne Conaghan and Kerry Rittich eds., Labour Law, Work and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives (Oxford University Press).

Rittich, Kerry. (2005).“Functionalism and Formalism: Their Latest Incarnations in Contemporary Development and Governance Debates”, 55 University of Toronto Law Journal 853.

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

Rittich, Kerry. (August 2005). Roundtable: “Defining Forced Labor and Identifying Key Actors”, Forced Labor in the Global Economy: A Report of Discussions, Program on Human Rights and Justice, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 14, 2005, published in ILO, World of Work magazine.

Rittich, Kerry (2005). “The Properties of Gender Equality”, Philip Alston and Mary Robinson, eds., Human Rights and Development: Toward Mutual Reinforcement (Oxford University Press).

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

 

Graduate Courses:

  • Theories, Histories, Feminisms

 

Undergraduate courses:

  • Gender Issues in Law
  • Feminisms: Texts, theories
  • Special Topics in Gender and the Law: The Gender of Globalization

 

 

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