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About Roozbeh (Rudy) B. Baker

Roozbeh (Rudy) B. Baker is currently a Lecturer at the University of Surrey (School of Law) in the United Kingdom where he teaches courses on public law, international law, and multi-method research design.

Dr. Baker received his legal education at the University of Illinois (J.D.) and the University of California at Berkeley (LL.M.), and completed his training as a Political Scientist at the University of Southern California (Ph.D.).

As a Legal Scholar, Dr. Baker's areas of expertise center mainly upon international law (with a focus on the newly developing field of international criminal law); comparative constitutional and criminal law; and socio-legal studies. As a Political Scientist, his research interests focus on courts & judicial politics in a comparative context; democratic transitions; political parties; transnational relations; organizational theory; and qualitative & multi-method research design.

Dr. Baker's current research project focuses upon the role of transnational epistemic communities in international and domestic norm formation. Bringing together literature in international relations, comparative politics, and socio-legal studies, he probes the independent effects these actors have had on institutional reform in the former Yugoslavia.

Dr. Baker has published articles in leading Law Reviews and Social Science Journals exploring relevant issues in international law, comparative constitutional and criminal law, law & public policy, socio-legal studies, and international relations. He has held previous academic appointments in the United States at Pepperdine University (School of Law), as well as in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the University of East Sarajevo (Faculty of Law).

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Baker worked in the Senate Opposition Research Office of the Progressive-Conservative Party of Canada; and later in the Department of Justice Resident Legal Advisor's Office of the U.S. Embassy in Serbia.

In addition to the English language, Dr. Baker speaks Persian, Serbo-Croatian, and some French.


Present Lecturer in Law, University of Surrey


Research Interests

Comparative Law (constitutional, criminal), Criminal Law, International Law, Socio-Legal Studies and Comparative Politics, Public Law, Organizational Theory, Multi-Method Research Design

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  • University of Surrey (School of Law): Legal Writing, Comparative Legal Institutions, Law & Public Policy in the United States, Introduction to International Law, International Criminal Law, Qualitative & Multi-Method Research Design
  • University of East Sarajevo (Faculty of Law): International Criminal Law, European Union Law
  • Pepperdine University (School of Law): International Criminal Law

Contact Information

Roozbeh (Rudy) B. Baker
University of Surrey
School of Law
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Office: 34AB05

Office Hours: By appointment

Tel (Office): (+44-1483) 686-241
Tel (Mobile): (+44-793) 319-3886

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Published Articles (13)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (2)