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.
Professor Baker graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School before returning to his home state of Mississippi where he had a diverse trial and appellate practice in health care, mass tort, products liability, pharmaceutical liability, medical malpractice, insurance, toxic tort and personal injury litigation with the firm of Watkins & Eager. From 2006-2013, Baker was an associate professor of law and Director of Clinical Programs at Faulkner University Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama, where he was Professor of the Year in 2011-2012. At Faulkner Law, Professor Baker taught the Family Violence Clinic, designed and launched the Elder Law Clinic, and supervised and taught the Externship Program, among other courses. Professor Baker is a mediator, and coached Faulkner Law's national championship teams in the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition.
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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).
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