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Professor Lisle Baker has been a member of the faculty at the Suffolk University Law School since.1973. At Suffolk, Professor Baker has taught courses such a property, land use control, and environmental law, and. published articles in such journals as the Harvard Environmental Law Review, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and the Suffolk Law Review on subjects such as cleaning up hazardous wastes, mediated dispute resolution, and land use decision-making.  As the chair of the Suffolk University Strategic Planning Council, Lisle Baker has worked with colleagues across the University to develop a framework for planning the future of the university after a new Suffolk President is selected. During the last few years, Professor Baker also chaired or co-chaired several Law School  committees, including the Technology and Legal Education Committee, the Career Development Committee, and the Professional Development Committee. As former Chair of the Law School’s Building and Space Committee, he played an active role in the development of a new Suffolk University Law School building. Lisle Baker graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and Williams College and later returned to Harvard Law School as a Visiting Researcher. He also serves as the Ward Alderman for Ward Seven in the City of Newton, Massachusetts, a position to which he was first elected in 1979, and to which he has been re-elected thirteen times.

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Ward Alderman, Ward Seven

City of Newton

Professor of Law

Suffolk University Law School





Harvard Law School

Bachelor of Arts

Williams College