Derek Baker recently completed his second year of law school at the University of Victoria.While attending law school, Derek spent a semester working at the British ColumbiaMinistry of Attorney General in the Justice Service Branch. He also volunteers with hisschool’sPro Bono Students Canada(PBSC) chapter, working on the Trans ID Clinic. He was awardedUVic PBSC’s 2021 Chief Justice Richard Wagner Award for his work to this project.
Prior to entering law school, Derek obtained a Bachelor of Artsand Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary. He was awarded the Silver Medallion in Political Science upon graduation, recognizing the highest distinction in scholarship within his program. While attending the University of Calgary, Derek also worked as the Opinions and Humour editor for the Gauntlet, the university’s student newspaper.
In his spare time, Derek enjoys listening to music. Specifically, his favourite genres are synthpop, hyperpop and nu-disco.