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Professor, History, Saint Mary’s University

Dr. Blake Brown is a Professor in the Department of History at Saint Mary’s University and is an Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Law of Dalhousie University. He is a a co-author of A History of Law in Canada, Volume 1: Beginnings to 1866 (University of Toronto Press, 2018), and author of Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2012) and A Trying Question: The Jury in Nineteenth-Century Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2009). His articles have appeared in journals such as the Canadian Historical Review, Canadian Journal of Law & Society, the American Journal of Legal History, and the Journal of Law & Social Inquiry. Dr. Brown has been the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair and Visiting Scholar in History at Vanderbilt University, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Victoria in Wellington, a Fellow at the J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin, and a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.


  • 2007–present
    Professor, Saint Mary's University


  • 2005 
    Dalhousie University, PhD - History