One of the nation's leading scholars on issues of professional responsibility in group litigation, Professor Baker is also a leading academic defender of federalism and the rights of states. She is frequently called upon by lawyers and legislators to serve as an expert on issues of legal ethics, state and local government law, and federalism.
Professor Baker is the co-author of a leading law school text, Local Government Law: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 4th ed. 2010) (with Clayton P. Gillette), and the author or co-author of dozens of articles and book chapters, including "Facts About Fees: Lessons for Legal Ethics" (Texas Law Review, 2002); "I Cut, You Choose: The Role of Plaintiffs' Counsel in Allocating Settlement Proceeds" (Virginia Law Review, 1998) (with Charles Silver); "Conditional Federal Spending After Lopez" (Columbia Law Review, 1995); and "Federalism and the Double Standard of Judicial Review" (Duke Law Journal, 2001) (with Ernest A. Young).
A fourteen-time national champion in tournament bridge, Professor Baker won a silver medal at the 2009 World Bridge Championships (Venice Cup) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- JD Yale
- BA Oxford
- BA Yale
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