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About Jeffrey R Baker

Jeffrey R. Baker is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs at Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama.
Professor Baker joined the Law School in 2006 after several years of practice in Mississippi. He practiced in health care regulatory counseling with the firm of Phelps Dunbar before joining Watkins & Eager in Jackson, Mississippi. There his trial and appellate practice involved medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and industrial products liability, insurance and commercial claims, sovereign immunity issues and diverse tort matters. He is a member of The Mississippi Bar and the Alabama State Bar and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi, Alabama state courts, and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Baker received his undergraduate degree in political science and vocational ministry from Harding University, and he received his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2000. In Mississippi, he served on the board of directors for two non-profit organizations: The Communication Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Northeast Mississippi and DREAM, Inc., an educational-resource and abuse-prevention corporation. He also taught American Constitutional History as an adjunct at Belhaven College.
In Montgomery, Prof. Baker serves as co-chair of the Montgomery County Task Force on Domestic Violence, on the Alabama State Bar Task Force for Pro Bono Celebration, and the Faulkner University Institute of Faith and the Academy. Prof. Baker has organized and moderated several candidates' forums on domestic violence in recent election cycles, and has served on the founding committees for the One Place Family Justice Center.
He has received the 2009 Montgomery Advertiser King Spirit Honors award, and the 2009 Justice of Victims award from the Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery.
At Jones School of Law, Professor Baker directs the clinical programs, teaching and supervising the Family Violence Clinic, the Elder Law Clinic and the Externship program. He also teaches Law & Literature, Pre-Trial Practice and other courses.
His scholarship explores issues of domestic violence, gender and culture, law teaching, social justice and the moral and religious roots of law and policy.
More information about Professor Baker and the JSL Clinics is available at this site: http://www.faulkner.edu/admissions/jsl/clinics.asp

Positions

Present Director of Clinical Programs, Faulkner University
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Present Associate Professor of Law, Faulkner University
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Disciplines

Law


Domestic Relations (5)

Women (5)

Religion (3)

Social Welfare (4)

Law and Society (4)

Medical Jurisprudence (1)

Health Law and Policy (1)

Jurisprudence (3)