Erik S. Knutsen (J.D., Osgoode, LL.M., Harvard) is associate professor at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. His areas of academic interest include accident law, tort, insurance, and the civil litigation system. In addition to authoring articles on these subjects, he is a co-author of a treatise and a casebook on American insurance law and a casebook on Canadian civil litigation. He has given the keynote address at The Advocates’ Society’s annual conference, presented his work on costs at Oxford University, and has given the Canadian Studies visiting lecture at Fudan University School of Law in Shanghai, China. Professor Knutsen has earned the law faculty teaching award at Queen’s University three times. He was previously a visiting assistant professor at Florida State University College of Law, where he also earned a teaching award. He has practised tort and insurance litigation in Toronto, Thunder Bay, and in New York, where he was involved with cases related to the events of 9/11.