G. Blaine Baker (1952-2018)

16 July 2018: we regret to announce that Professor Emeritus G. Blaine Baker has passed away.

Join us for a commemoration ceremony, on
Friday, 7 September 2018, at 14:00
Birks Heritage Chapel
McGill University
3520 University Street
Montreal, Quebec

Leave your thoughts and memories of Professor Baker in our Guest Book.

Donations may be made to the Blaine Baker Entrance Fund.

 


Biography

Blaine BakerProfessor Baker receiving the Durnford Teaching Excellence Prize in 2005.

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.

List of Publications (April 2017) [.docx]

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, 2009-2018
  • 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.