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Betsy Baker

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Associate Professor, Senior Fellow for Oceans and Energy at Institute for Energy and the Environment

Dr. Jur., Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, 2000;
LLM, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, 1994;
JD, University of Michigan, 1982;
BA, Northwestern University, 1978

Phone: 802-831-1270


  • Dartmouth College, Institute of Arctic Studies
    Visiting Fellow 2009-2010, John Sloan Dickey Center for Int’l Understanding, Hanover, NH
  • Vermont Law School Summer Faculty Research Grants (2)
    June to September 2009, and 2008, for research in the Arctic Ocean aboard the icebreaker U.S. CGC HEALY, mapping the U.S. extended continental shelf. See, e.g.,
  • Henry H. Huntington Library
    Chandis Security Fellow, March - May 1998, Dissertation research at the Huntington library in San Marino, CA
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
    Bundeskanzler Scholar 1991 - 1992, one of ten "Chancellor's Scholars"
  • American Society of International Law/Academic Council on the UN
    Workshop on International Organization Studies, July 12-24, 1992, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Northwestern University
    Three year BA honors program; Alpha Lambda Delta womens academic honor society, 1976-1978, Evanston, IL

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Comparative Law
  • American Society of International Law
  • Association of American Law Schools
    • Vice-Chair, Section on North American Cooperation
    • Executive Committee, Section on Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Bar Admissions: Minnesota 1982 (currently inactive status); U.S. District Court (Minn.) 1983
  • Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, Scientific Advisory Board, appointed for 2014-2016
  • University of Alaska, Department of Geography, Affiliated Professor of Arctic Law and Policy 2009-2012
  • University of the Arctic, Arctic Law Thematic Network, Chair - Oil and Gas Working Group
  • University of Vermont, James M. Jeffords Center, Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security, External Advisory Board, since 2011