Chancellor Day Hall
Canada H3A 1W9
blaine.baker [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
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 Canadian Law and Society Association, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, the American Society for Legal History and the Canadian Historical Association. Professor Baker 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.
He also acts 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-
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.