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G. Blaine Baker

Professor Emeritus

Old Chancellor Day Hall, Room 26
3644 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1W9

514-398-6645 [Office]
blaine [dot] baker [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

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  Blaine Baker


Professor Baker has taught administrative law, legal history, and contract law. His research focuses on intellectual history and history of the legal professions.

He has won publishing awards from the American society for Legal History and the Canadian Historical Association, and has held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago, Osgoode Hall, and University of Toronto law schools.

Professor Baker has served as Associate Dean (Academic) and as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) of the Faculty of Law, and has thrice been awarded McGill teaching excellence prizes.


B.A., Huron College, London, Ontario, 1974

LL.B., Western Ontario, 1978

LL.M., Columbia, 1980

Bigelow Fellow, Chicago, 1981


Professor emeritus, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2009-

Associate Dean - Academic, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1999-2001

Associate Dean - Graduate Studies and Research, McGill, Faculty of Law, 1997-99

Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1994-2009

Associate Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1987-94

Assistant Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1981-87

Scholar in Residence, Borden Ladner Gervais, Lawyers (Toronto), 2001-02

Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 1995-96, 1988-89

Visiting Professor, Osgoode Law School of York University, 1987-88

Harry A. Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1980-81

Areas of interest

Commercial law, administrative law, and legal history.

Teaching: Administrative process, Canadian legal history, contracts, judicial review of administrative action, legal theory.

Research: Legal historiography, history of the professions, and heritage preservation.

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