Eric H. Reiter, PhD
My research and teaching focus on historical and comparative aspects of law in Quebec, Canada, and beyond. My recent book, Wounded Feelings: Litigating Emotions in Quebec, 1870-1920 (University of Toronto Press and Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2019), was awarded the 2020 Canadian Historical Association Prize for the Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History. I recently began a new project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, on litigation involving fatal accidents in nineteenth-century Quebec.
I am currently co-editor-in-chief for English manuscripts of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society.
BA Cornell; MA, PhD Toronto; LLB, BCL, LLM McGill; member (retired) of the Barreau du Québec
On sabbatical leave, 2020-2021
Reiter, Eric H. Wounded Feelings: Litigating Emotions in Quebec, 1870-1950 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press for Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2019). https://utorontopress.com/ca/wounded-feelings-2
Reiter, Eric H. “Family Defamation in the Quebec Civil Courts: The View from the Archives” in Lyndsay Campbell, Ted McCoy and Mélanie Méthot, eds., Canada’s Legal Pasts: Looking Forward, Looking Back (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2020), 11-29. https://prism.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/handle/1880/112105/9781773851174_chapter01.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y
Reiter, Eric H. “Cultures of Conflict: Welcoming and Resisting ‘Non-Western’ Influence in Alternative Dispute Resolution” in René Provost, ed., Culture in the Domains of Law (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 223-246.
Reiter, Eric H. “Tools of the Trade: Three Propositions on Governance,” in Richard Janda, Rosalie Jukier and Daniel Jutras, eds., The Unbounded Level of the Mind: Rod Macdonald’s Legal Imagination (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015), 155-160.
Reiter, Eric H. “Translating the Untranslatable: Historical Aspects of the Protection of Honour and Other Extrapatrimonial Interests in Quebec Civil Law” in Alexandra Popovici, Lionel Smith & Régine Tremblay, eds., Les intraduisibles du droit civil (Montreal: Thémis, 2014), 157-184.
Reiter, Eric H. “From Shaved Horses to Aggressive Churchwardens: Social and Legal Aspects of Moral Injury in Lower Canada” in G. Blaine Baker & Donald Fyson, eds., Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Quebec and the Canadas (Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2013), 460-502.
Otis, Louise, Catherine Rousseau-Saine and Eric H. Reiter. “Confidentiality and Judicial Mediation in Canada” in Tania Sourdin and Archie Zariski, eds., The Multi-Tasking Judge: Comparative Judicial Dispute Resolution (Sydney, Australia: Thomson Reuters, 2013) 183-201.
Reiter, Eric H. “Nuisance and Neighbourhood in Late Nineteenth-Century Montreal: Drysdale v. Dugas in Its Contexts” in Eric Tucker, James Muir & Bruce Ziff, eds., Property on Trial: Canadian Cases in Context (Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2012), 35-69.
Otis, Louise & Eric H. Reiter. “The Reform of the United Nations Administration of Justice System: The United Nations Appeals Tribunal After One Year,” Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 10 (2011): 405-428, online: http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/36152/.
Reiter, Eric H. “Fact, Narrative, and the Judicial Uses of History: Delgamuukw and Beyond,” Indigenous Law Journal 8 (2010): 55-79.
Reiter, Eric H. “Privacy and the Charter: Protection of People or Places?” Canadian Bar Review 88 (2009): 119-146, online: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2465146.
Reiter, Eric H. “Rethinking Civil-Law Taxonomy: Persons, Things, and the Problem of Domat’s Monster,” Journal of Civil Law Studies 1 (2008): 189-213, online: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1595046.
Reiter,Eric H. “Gaius, le droit des personnes et la common law anglo-américaine” in Jacques Bouineau, ed., Personne et res publica, vol. 2 (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2008) 163-174.
Otis, Louise & Eric H. Reiter. “Front-Line Justice,” Virginia Journal of International Law 46 (2006): 677-716, online: http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/6484/.
Otis, Louise & Eric H. Reiter. “Mediation by Judges: A New Phenomenon in the Transformation of Justice,” Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 6 (2006): 351-403.
Otis, Louise and Eric H. Reiter. “Judicial Mediation in Quebec” in Nadja Alexander, ed., Global Trends in Mediation, 2d ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2006) 107-119.
Reiter, Eric H. “Imported Books, Imported Ideas: Reading European Jurisprudence in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Quebec,” Law and History Review 22 (2004): 445-492.
Reiter, Eric H. “Personality and Patrimony: Comparative Perspectives on the Right to One’s Image,” Tulane Law Review 76 (2002): 673-726.