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Enjoying a Wonderful Life in an Obscure Corner of Political Science by Professor Carl Baar

Feb 27, 2014, 12pm-2pm

Carl Baar began his career in 1966 as an assistant professor of political science at UBC. He is now professor emeritus at Brock University, adjunct professor at York University and a long-time Fellow of McLaughlin College. He is also widely acknowledged as a world expert in judicial administration and court and caseflow management.

In his talk, Professor Baar will describe how he discovered this field almost 50 years ago and built a career in Canada with an area of expertise that did not exist when he began. Two key steps in his career began as defeats and ended with research cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, and applied in Australia, England, the United States, Pakistan and elsewhere. He will discuss how identifying a specialty with theoretical heft and practical value has been a key to balancing the world of academia and the world of professional practice.


Location:Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Office of the Master, McLaughlin College
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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