John Hamilton BAKER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1944-04-10
Education King Edward VI GS Chelmsford, UCL (LLB, PhD), Univ of Cambridge (MA, LLD)
Books & Publications Introduction to English Legal History (1971, 4 edn 2002), English Legal Manuscripts (vol 1 1975, vol 2 1978), The Reports of Sir John Spelman (1977-78), Manual of Law French (1979, 2 edn 1990), The Order of Serjeants at Law (1984), English Legal Manuscripts in the USA (1985, 1990), The Legal Profession and the Common Law (1986), Sources of English Legal History: Private Law to 1750 (with S F C Milsom, 1986, 2 edn 2010), The Notebook of Sir John Port (1986), Readings and Moots in the Inns of Court, Part II: Moots (with S E Thorne, 1990), Reports from the Lost Notebooks of Sir James Dyer (1994), Catalogue of English Legal Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library (1996), Spelman's Reading on Quo Warranto (1997), Monuments of Endlesse Labours: English Canonists and their Work (1998), Caryll's Reports (1999), The Common Law Tradition (2000), The Law's Two Bodies (2001), Readers and Readings (2001), Year Books 12-14 Henry VIII (2002), Oxford History of the Laws of England, Vol VI (2003), Reports from the Time of Henry VIII (2004), Dalison's Reports (2007), English Legal MSS of Sir Thomas Phillipps (2008), The Men of Court (2012), Collected Papers (2013), Selected Readings and Commentaries on Magna Carta (2015)
Recreations N/A
Clubs
Style Prof Sir John Baker, QC, FBA
Career called to the Bar Inner Temple 1966 (hon bencher 1988), admitted Gray's Inn 1979 (hon bencher 2013); lectr in law UCL 1967-71 (asst lectr 1965-67, fell 1990); Univ of Cambridge: fell St Catharine's Coll 1971- (pres 2004-07, vice-master 2007), librarian Squire Law Library 1971-73, lectr in law 1973-83, jr proctor 1980-81, reader in English legal history 1983-88, prof of English legal history 1988-98, Downing prof of the laws of England 1998-2011, chm Faculty of Law 1990-92; lectr in legal history Inns of Court Sch of Law 1973-78; visiting prof: Euro Univ Inst Florence 1979, Harvard Law Sch 1982, Yale Law Sch 1987, NY Univ Sch of Law 1988-2010; literary dir Selden Soc 1992-2011 (jt literary dir 1981-91); Ames prize Harvard 1985; Hon LLD Univ of Chicago 1992; hon foreign memb American Acad of Arts and Sciences 2001; FRHistS 1980, FBA 1984
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