Stephen Pitel holds an LL.B. from Dalhousie University and an LL.M. and Ph.D. from Cambridge. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994 and practiced corporate and commercial litigation in Toronto before starting his doctoral studies. In 2000, he joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, where he has taught Civil Procedure, International Commercial Litigation, and Torts. His research interests are in the fields of private international law and restitution. Professor Pitel has an extensive background in debate and advocacy. In 2004 he was named Professor of the Year by the Student Legal Society.