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G. Blaine Baker

Professor Emeritus

2001 McGill College Ave
Suite 750, room 21
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1G1

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

List of Publications (April 2015) [.docx]

 


 

Biography

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.

Education

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

LL.B., Western Ontario, 1978

LL.M., Columbia, 1980

Bigelow Fellow, Chicago, 1981

Employment

Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 2011-2016

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, 1997-1999

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

Associate Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1987-1994

Assistant Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1981-1987

Superior Court Mandatory Mediator and Financial Services Commission Arbitrator (per diem), Attorney General for Ontario, 2010-

Scholar in Residence, Borden Ladner Gervais, Lawyers (Toronto), 2001-2002

Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 2006-2007, 1995-1996, 1988-1989

Visiting Professor, Osgoode Law School of York University, 1987-1988

Harry A. Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1980-1981

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.