16 July 2018: we regret to announce that Professor Emeritus G. Blaine Baker has passed away.
Professor Baker taught administrative law, legal history, and contract law. His research focused on intellectual history and history of the legal professions.
He won publishing awards from the Canadian Law and Society Association, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, the American Society for Legal History and the Canadian Historical Association. Professor Baker held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago, Osgoode Hall, and University of Toronto law schools.
Professor Baker served as Associate Dean (Academic) and as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) of the Faculty of Law, and was thrice awarded the John W. Durnford Prize in Teaching Excellence.
He also acted per diem for the Attorney General of Ontario as a Superior Court Mandatory Mediator and a License Appeals Tribunal arbitrator.
- B.A., Huron College, London, Ontario, 1974
- LL.B., Western Ontario, 1978
- LL.M., Columbia, 1980
- Bigelow Fellow, Chicago, 1981
- Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 2011-2016
- Professor emeritus, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2009-2018
- Associate Dean - Academic, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1999-2001
- Associate Dean - Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University, 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.