Assistant Professor of Law
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
- 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)
- 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.
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)
- Jamie Baxter, “Storytelling, Social Movements, and the ‘Evolution’ of Indigenous Land Tenure” (2015) 18 Australian Indigenous Law Review (forthcoming).
- Jamie Baxter & Albert Yoon, “No Lawyer for a Hundred Miles? Mapping the New Geography of Access to Justice in Canada” (2015) 51.2 Osgoode Hall LJ (forthcoming).
- Jamie Baxter, “From Integrity Agencies to Accountability Network: The Political Economy of Public Sector Oversight in Canada” (2015) 46.2 Ottawa L Rev (forthcoming).
- Jamie Baxter, “Property, Information and Institutional Design” (2013) 8 Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development.
- Jamie Baxter, "Legal Institutions of Farmland Succession: Implications for Sustainable Food Systems" (2013) 65 Me L Rev 382.
- Jamie Baxter & Lorne Sossin, "Ontario's Administrative Tribunal Clusters: A Class Half-Full or Half-Empty for Administrative Justice?" (2012) 12 OUCLJ 157.
- Jamie Baxter, Michael Trebilcock & Albert Yoon, "The Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project: A Comparative Analysis of the 2009 Survey Data" in Michael Trebilcock, Tony Duggan & Lorne Sossin, eds, Middle Income Access to Justice (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).
- Jamie Baxter & Michael Trebilcock, "'Formalizing' Land Tenure in First Nations: Evaluating the Case for Reserve Tenure Reform" (2009) 7.2 Indigenous LJ 45.
- Jamie Baxter, B. James Deaton & Carolyn S. Bratt, "Examining the Consequences and Character of Heir Property" (2009) 68 Ecological Economics 2344.
Service & activity
- Member, Law Commission of Ontario Community Council