Stephen GA Pitel (BA Carleton University, LLB Dalhousie University, LLM and PhD University of Cambridge) is a professor at the Faculty of Law of Western University. He has co-authored, edited, or co-edited sixteen books including Emerging Issues in Tort Law (2007), Statutory Jurisdiction: An Analysis of the Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act (2012), and Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy (2013). He is the general editor of Private International Law in Common Law Canada: Cases, Text and Materials (4th ed, 2016). His teaching and research are focused on international commercial litigation, civil procedure, torts, unjust enrichment, and legal ethics. He has published many articles on the conflict of laws and on legal ethics. He has received several teaching awards including the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award, the Edward G Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Bank of Nova Scotia, University of Western Ontario Alumni Association and University Students’ Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.