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BC Law Hosts Sir John Baker at Legal History Roundtable

2012 news archive


Newton, MA--Sir John Baker of Saint Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, presented at the Boston College Law School Legal History Roundtable on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012.

Sir John Baker is perhaps the foremost living historian of English law. He has published numerous articles and books, including Introduction to English Legal History, and has received countless awards for his work, including knighthood in 2003.

Professor Baker spoke on “The Legal History Nobody Knows--the difficulty of answering some historical questions when the records don't help (or actually mislead).”

The event was held in the rare book room of the BC law library. Those interested in attending future roundtable events should contact the law school in advance by emailing

Legal History Roundtable website