Betsy Baker

  • Affiliate Professor of Law



Betsy Baker


LL.M. 1994, Dr. iur. 2000, Doctorate magna cum laude, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany J.D. 1982, University of Michigan B.A. 1978, Northwestern University

Curriculum Vitae

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Books or Treatises

  • Betsy Röben, Johann Caspar Bluntschli, Francis Lieber und das moderne Völkerrecht 1861-1881 (Nomos 2003). 356 pages.

Book Chapters

  • Betsy Baker, Interlinkages in International Law: The Convention on Biological Diversity as a Model for Linking Territory, Environment, and Indigenous Rights in the Marine Arctic, in Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic 41-60 (Rebecca Pincus & Saleem H. Ali eds., Yale Univ. Press, 2015).
  • Betsy Baker, A Note on Arctic Information Platforms and International Law, in International Law and Politics of the Arctic Ocean: Essays in Honor of Donat Pharand 434-45 (Suzanne Lalonde & Ted L. McDorman eds., Brill, 2015).
  • Betsy Baker, Assessing Assessments of NAFTA’s Marine Environment: The Commission for Environmental Cooperation Meets the World Ocean Assessment, in NAFTA and Sustainable Development: History, Experience, and Prospects for Reform 343-66 (Hoi Kong & Kinvin Wroth eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015).
  • Betsy Baker, International Law and the Arctic: How Territoriality, Human Rights and the Environment Can Shape Shared Sovereignty, in International Security and the Arctic: Examining the Theories and Policies of Circumpolar Politics (Robert W. Murray & Anita Dey Nuttall eds., Cambria Press, 2014).
  • Betsy B. Baker, Marine Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Better Use of Science Information, in Securing the Ocean for the Next Generation 1-22 (Harry N. Scheiber & Moon Sang Kwon eds., Papers from the Law of the Sea Institute-Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology Conference held in Seoul, Korea (Law of the Sea Institute, May 21-24, 2012).
  • Betsy Baker, Offshore Oil and Gas Development in the U.S. Arctic, in 2 Polar Law Textbook 175-83 (N. Loukacheva ed., Norden Publishers, 2013).
  • Betsy Baker, The Developing Regional Regime for the Marine Arctic, in The Law of the Sea and Polar Regions: Interactions Between Global and Regional Regimes 35-59 (Erik Jaap Molenaar et al. eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2013).
  • Betsy Baker, Elisabeth Mann Borgese: Making her Way, in Elisabeth Mann Borgese und das Drama der Meere (Holger Pils & Karolina Kühn eds., Mare Verlag, 2012).
  • Betsy Baker, Polar Science in the North and South: Tailoring Lessons from Antarctica to Improve Reliability of Legal Access for Marine Scientific Research (MSR) to the Arctic Ocean, in Coexistence, Cooperation and Solidarity: Liber Amicorum Ru?diger Wolfrum 671-92 (Doris König et al. eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2012).
  • Larry A. Mayer, J. Ashley Roach & Betsy Baker, Deepwater Horizon and the Arctic: Is There a Need for International Regulation?, in The Law of the Sea Convention: U.S. Accession and Globalization 512-28 (Myron H. Nordquist et al. eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2012).
  • Betsy Baker, The “Precedential Judge Hudson”: Rivers, Oceans, Equity, and International Tribunals, in Progress in International Law 451-72 (Russell A. Miller & Rebecca M. Bratspies eds., Nijhoff, 2008).
  • Betsy Baker, States Parties and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in Law of the Sea, Protection of the Marine Environment and Settlement of Disputes: Liber Amicorum Judge Thomas A. Mensah 669-86 (R. Wolfrum & T. Malik Ndiaye eds., Nijhoff, 2007).
  • Betsy Baker, The “Civilized Nation” in the Work of Johann Caspar Bluntschli, in Mact und Moral: Politisches Denken Im 17. Und 18. Jahrhundert 345-59 (Markus Kremer & Hans-Richard Reuter eds., Kohlhammer, 2007).
  • Betsy Baker, Environmental Liability Legislation in the United States, in Environmental Liability in International Law: Towards a Coherent Conception (Ru?diger Wolfrum et al. eds., Erich Schmidt, 2005).
  • Betsy Baker, Judge Shigeru Oda and the Making of International Law, in Liber Amicorum For Judge Shigeru Oda 213 (Nisuke Ando et al. eds., Kluwer Law International, 2002).

Book Reviews

  • Betsy Baker, Book Review, 14 Ocean & Coastal L.J. 147-54 (2008) (reviewing Yoshifumi Tanaka, A Dual Approach to Ocean Governance: The Cases of Zonal and Integrated Management in International Law of the Sea (2008)).
  • Betsy Baker, Book Review, 15 Ocean & Coastal L.J. 161-66 (2010) (reviewing A Sea Change: The Exclusive Economic Zone and Governance Institutions for Living Marine Resources (2005)).

Professional Publications

  • Betsy Baker, Offshore Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic: What the Arctic Council and International Law Can—and Cannot—Do, 107 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 275-79 (2013).
  • Betsy Baker, Minding the Earth: Global Standards and Domestic Law, 49 Bench & B. Minn., May-June 1992, at 14.

Other Publications

  • Speaker, "Large Marine Ecosystems and a Neighborhood Approach to Ecosystem-Based-Management in the Arctic", Polar Cooperation Research Center Symposium: The Design of the Future Legal Order for the Arctic Ocean, Kobe University (June 27, 2016)

  • Panelist, "Arctic Air Pollution: A Collaborative Framework for Natural and Social Science", Arctic Science Summit Week, (March 14, 2016)

  • Speaker, "Arctic Ocean Governance and the Law of Northern Resource Development", Tribal Economic Development and Sovereignty Conference, (March 3, 2016)

  • Speaker, "The International Legal Framework for Oil Pollution and Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response in the Bering Strait", Workshop on Oil Spill Prevention and Response: Working across U.S.-Russian Boundaries for Arctic Stewardship, World Wildlife Fund (November 12, 2014)

  • Speaker, "Planning Ahead: How Alaska Can Drive Integrated Arctic Management, Curtail Federal Overreach and Safeguard the Country’s Longest Coastline", Alaska Law Review Symposium, Duke Law School/University of Alaska-Anchorage (October 16, 2014)

  • Speaker, "A Regional Seas Agreement for the Arctic Ocean?", University of Tromsø (September 2, 2014)

  • Speaker, "Who 'Owns' the North Pole and Who Decides? Science, Politics, and Continental Shelf Claims", Dartmouth College, Dickey Center for International Understanding (February 20, 2014)

  • Speaker, "Who Does Own the North Pole?", Science, Diplomacy and Politics under the Law of the Sea Convention and International Law, Arctic Encounter Symposium, Seattle University School of Law (February 8, 2014)

  • Speaker, "What Is It about the North Pole? States, Science, and the Continental Shelf", Joint Section Meeting of Admiralty and Maritime Law and North American Cooperation, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (January 5, 2014)

  • Speaker, "The LOS Convention: Extending U.S. Continental Shelf Rights in the Arctic and the Arctic Council: Recent Developments", U.S. Alaska Command (ALCOM) and the Canadian Northern Command (December 11, 2013)

  • Speaker, "Mapping the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic", Public Lecture, University of Alaska-Fairbanks (October 24, 2013)

  • Speaker, "HSE Regulations in Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia and the United States", with Roman Sidortsov, Arctic Competence Escalator, Safe Arctic Operations, Statoil-Det Norske Veritas (September 17, 2013)

  • Speaker, "The Law of the Sea and Extending U.S. Resource Rights in the Arctic and Other Oceans", Juneau Bar Association (July 26, 2013)

  • Speaker, "The North American Marine Environment: Assessing Assessment Platforms", NAFTA and Sustainable Development Workshop, McGill Faculty of Law-Vermont Law School (June 13, 2013)

  • Speaker, "The Legal Framework for Sea Ice Restoration", White Arctic, Blue Arctic: Exploring Sea Ice Restoration, Columbia University Earth Institute (April 24, 2013)