Nicholas S Rafferty obtained an undergraduate and a masterâ€™s degree in law from the University of Cambridge and a further masterâ€™s degree from the University of Illinois. He began teaching at the University of Manitoba in 1975. He is currently an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Calgary, where he taught from 1977 to 2015. He is also a member of the Law Society of Alberta. His teaching and research interests included conflict of laws, contracts, and torts. He has written extensively in those and other areas. He was the general editor of Private International Law in Common Law Canada: Cases, Text and Materials (3d ed, 2010). He has received several awards for teaching and scholarship, including the University of Calgary Presidentâ€™s Circle Award for Achievement in Teaching Excellence in 2000 and the Distinguished Service Award from the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association for distinguished service in legal scholarship in 2007.