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 Dr. Peter  Baxter

Dr. Peter Baxter

(716) 286-8083
(716) 286-8079
Office Location:
122 Timon Hall
Office Hours:
MF 8-10, 12:15-1:15; W 8-10


Raised in southern New York's Hudson Valley, Dr. Peter J. Baxter pursued his degree work at the University at Buffalo where he received two undergraduate degrees, a Master's, a Juris Doctorate, and a PhD. His greatest interest is in effective teaching and advisement across majors and colleges. Voted one of the 10 best academic advisers in the United States, Dr. Baxter continues his work through Niagara University's Pre-Law Advisement Program, the new major in Law & Jurisprudence and in connection with the Department of Political Science.

Focus of Teaching

Civil Rights in America Civil Liberties Constitutional Law Gay Rights in America International Law Introduction to Law Judicial Process and Courts Women and the Law

Current Research

Pre-law advisement in small- to middle-sized colleges and universities

Educational Background

1979-1983 BA/BS Political Science/Economics -- University at Buffalo 1985-1988 J.D. Law (specialty in International Law) -- University at Buffalo 1986-1987 Visiting Professor -- Universite Paris I (Sorbonne), Universite Paris VI (Nanterre) 1984-1990 Ph.D. Political Science -- University at Buffalo

Current Involvement

President, New York State Political Science Association, 2011-2012 Faculty Senate, 2011-present Outcomes Assessment Committee, 2011-present Web Director, New York State Political Science Association, 2006-2012 Pre-Law Adviser, Niagara University, 1992-2009,2010-present Moderator, NU Pre-Law Student Association, 1992-2009, 2010-present Moderator, NU College Republicans, 1990-present