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Jeffrey R. Baker, J.D.
Director of Clinical Education and Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • B.A., Harding University, 1997, magna cum laude

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Professor Baker is the School of Law's Director of Clinical Education and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law. He directs the clinical program which includes the legal clinics, externships and practicum courses. He supervises and teaches the Community Justice Clinic, and he serves as the school's pro bono director.

In the Community Justice Clinic, Professor Baker practices with law students to provide pro bono legal services to local nonprofits and international nongovernmental organization dedicated to justice, human rights, and community empowerment among vulnerable and marginalized populations. The Clinic serves clients at work in fields of homelessness and poverty, gender-based crimes and women's empowerment, sustainable agriculture and rainforest conservation, human trafficking and access to education, farm-worker rights and access to justice.



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Forthcoming Book Chapters

  • Jeffrey R. Baker and Susan Schechter, chapters: Public Interest Field Placements, Public Service Field Placements (tentative titles, forthcoming), in LEARNING FROM PRACTICE (3d. Edition, West, forthcoming).
  • Articles

  • Jeffrey R. Baker, The Failure and Promise of Common Law Equity in Domestic Abuse Cases, 58 LOYOLA L.REV. 559 (2012) SSRN
  • Jeffrey R. Baker, Trifling Violence: The U.S. Supreme Court, Domestic Violence and a Theory of Love, 42 CUMB. L. REV. 65 (2012) (also presented at the 2014 Nootbaar Institute Annual Conference, Pepperdine Univ. and at the 2011 Journal of Faith & the Academy Conference, Faulkner Univ.) SSRN
  • Jeffrey R. Baker, Necessary Third Parties: Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Inadequate Professional Privileges in Domestic Violence Practice, 21 COLUM. J. GENDER & L. 283 (2011) SSRN
  • Jeffrey R. Baker, Whom Would Jesus Cover? A Biblical, Ethical Lens for the Contemporary American Health Care Debate, 23 J.L. & HEALTH 1 (2010) (Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law) (also presented at the 2008 Christian Scholars Conference, Lipscomb Univ.) SSRN
  • Jeffrey R. Baker, Enjoining Coercion: Squaring Civil Protection Orders with the Reality of Domestic Abuse, 11 J. L. & FAM. STUD. 35 (2008) (Univ. of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law) SSRN
  • Jeffrey R. Baker, Teaching Troublemakers: Experiential Learning in Christian Higher Education, 1 J. FAITH & ACAD. 61 (2008) (Faulkner Univ., Institute of Faith and the Academy)(also presented at 2008 Christian Scholars Conference, Lipscomb Univ.) SSRN

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