Jamie Baxter

Assistant Professor of Law


Related information

Email: jamie.baxter@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-7113
Mailing Address: 
Room 326, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Property law
  • Land use
  • Law and society
  • Law, economics and political economy
  • Access to justice


  • B.ArtsSc, MA (McMaster)
  • JD (Toronto)
  • LLM (Yale)
  • JSD (candidate, Yale)

Bar admissions

  • Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), 2011


Before studying law, Jamie completed his graduate studies in economics, focusing on rural and community development, and was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Appalachian Center, University of Kentucky. After law school, he articled with a solo practice in Toronto specializing in cases of state and institutional misconduct, civil rights and Indigenous rights, and taught part-time in the Department of Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. Jamie then clerked at the Federal Court of Canada before returning to graduate studies in law.


  • Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility (LAWS 2099)
  • Planning Law (LAWS 2015)
  • Property in its Historical Context (LAWS 1005)

Research Interests

Jamie’s primary research concerns institutional choice, cooperation and conflict in property transitions and land regulation. His work currently centres on these movements in comparative urban-rural contexts, in Indigenous communities in Canada, and transnationally. He also writes on topics in access to justice, the legal profession, and civil and administrative justice reform.

Selected awards & honours

  • 2013 - 2014: Schulich Fellow (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie)
  • 2013 - 2014: SSHRC Doctoral Fellow
  • 2008: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Research Fellow (University of Toronto)
  • 2006: Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar (Appalachian Center, University of Kentucky)

Selected publications

Service & activity

  • Member, Law Commission of Ontario Community Council