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Douglas Gordon Baird, American Commercial, contracts (including commercial financing) Bankruptcy Trademark and copyright dean, law educator. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Order of Coif.


Baird, Douglas Gordon was born on July 10, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Henry Welles and Eleanora (Gordon) B. Bachelor, Yale University, 1975.


Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1979. Doctor of Laws, U. Rochester, 1994. Law clerk United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), 1979, 80.

Assistant professor law University of Chicago, 1980-1983, professor of law, 1984, associate dean, 1984-1987,Bigelow professor of law, 1988, dean, 1994-1999.


Law clerk to Honorary Shirley M. Hufstedler United States Court Appeals 9th Circuit, 1979, law clerk to Honorary Dorothy W. Nelson, 1980. Assistant professor law University Chicago Law School, 1980-1983, professor, 1984—1987, Harry A. Bigelow professor law, 1988—1996, Harry A. Bigelow distinguished service professor law, since 1996, associate dean, 1984-1987, dean, 1994-1999. Visiting professor law Stanford University, 1987—1988, Yale University, 2000.

Robert Braucher visiting professor law Harvard University, 1993.



Fellow: American College Bankruptcy, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: National Bankruptcy Conference.


Henry Welles Bachelor

Eleanora (Gordon) B. Bachelor