Professor Rick Glofcheski
Rick Glofcheski obtained his BA at Wilfrid Laurier University, his LLB at University of Windsor, and his LLM at Cambridge University, England. After practising law in Canada, mainly in civil litigation, he joined the University of Hong Kong. His primary areas of teaching and research are in tort law, labour and employment law, and teaching and learning in higher education. He has also taught criminal law, contract law, legal system, and medical law. Rick is the Editor-in-Chief of Hong Kong Law Journal. He is a Panel Member of the Bar Association Qualification Committee. He was Head of the Department of Law from 1996-99. He is the author of Tort Law in Hong Kong (Hong Kong: Sweet and Maxwell Asia, revised 4th edn, 2018, 850 pp). He is author and co-editor of Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2nd edn, 2016, 908 pp), for which he was awarded (jointly with Farzana Aslam) the University Research Output Prize 2011. Rick was selected for the award of University Teaching Fellow (2004), the inaugural University Outstanding Teaching Award (2008), the inaugural University Distinguished Teaching Award (2009), the inaugural Hong Kong-wide University Grants Committee Teaching Award (2011), and the University Distinguished Teaching Award (2015), in recognition of outstanding teaching and his leadership and contributions to the advancement of teaching and learning. Rick’s office is CYT 305; email address .
Rick specializes in Tort Law and Labour and Employment Law. His writings are published both locally and internationally. He is the author of the leading tort book, Tort Law in Hong Kong (Hong Kong: Sweet and Maxwell Asia, 2nd edn, 2007) (735 pp), and co-editor and co-author of Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong (2010) (799 pp). Recent articles/book chapters include “Tort Law in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal” forthcoming in Simon Young (ed) The Jurisprudence of the CFA (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011); “A Minimum Wage Law for Hong Kong” (2010) 40 Hong Kong Law Journal 529; Review of Teff’s Causing Psychiatric and Emotional Harm(2010) 40 Hong Kong Law Journal 513; “Job Security and Entitlements within Hong Kong’s Maternity Protection Legislation” (2009) 25 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 327-345 (with Ho Yan Leung); “Fixed Term Contracts in Hong Kong” in Blanpain (ed), International Fixed Term Contracts: a Comparative Study (Brugges:Vanden Broele Publishers, 2009) 251-70; “Hong Kong Libel” in Glasser (ed), International Libel and Privacy (New York: Bloomberg Press, 2009), 112-34 (with Doreen Weisenhaus); “Job Security Issues in a Laissez-Faire Economy”, in Bromwich et al (eds), The Modernization of Labour Law and Industrial Relations in a Comparative Perspective (The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2008) 441-458; Review of Lauff’s Employment Law & Practice in China (2008) 38 Hong Kong Law Journal 891-96; “Where Principle Meets Pragmatism: Tort Law in Post-colonial Hong Kong” in Neyers et al (eds), Emerging Issues in Tort Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007); “Fatal Accidents in Hong Kong” (Hong Kong: LexisNexis, 2007); “Worker Misconduct and the Denial of Claims under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance” (2005) 35 Hong Kong Law Journal 651; “Connecting the Injury with the Employment” in Young and Jen (eds) Law Lectures for Practitioners 2005 (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2005) 1-25; “The Illusion of Proportionate Liability: The Case of the Incorporated Owners of Albert House” (2004) 34 Hong Kong Law Journal 451; “A Frolic in the Law of Tort: Expanding the Scope of Employer’s Vicarious Liability” (2004) 12 Tort Law Review 18; “Wrongful Termination of Employment Contracts” in J Young and A Chan (eds), Law Lectures for Practitioners 2004 (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2004) 1-39; “The Law of Limitations as Applied to Latent Building Defects” (2000) Vol 16 No 6 Construction Law Journal 379; “Defective Buildings and Defective Law: the Duty of Care in Negligence” (2000) 30 Hong Kong Law Journal 206; “Plaintiff’s Illegality as a Bar to Recovery of Personal Injury Damages” (1999) 19 Legal Studies 6-23.