Jamie J. Baker
|Associate Law Librarian
Faculty Services & Scholarly Communications
Jamie J. Baker is an Associate Law Librarian and Executive Director of Scribes Ė The American Society of Legal Writers. She teaches Legal Research & Writing for LL.M. Students, Legal Practice research workshops to first-year students, and she teaches in the Law Libraryís Excellence in Legal Research Program. She also coordinates the faculty liaison research program.
Professor Bakerís scholarship focuses primarily on cognitive computing in the legal research realm. She also speaks and writes about legal writing, scholarly communications, and open access. She has spoken on these topics at the Southwestern Association of Law Schools 2015 Annual Meeting and the Texas Tech University School of Law 2015 CLE.
Professor Baker holds a B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science & Public Administration from Central Michigan University, a M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University, and a J.D. (cum laude) from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, where she was recognized as the most outstanding editor of the Cooley Law Review. In law school, Professor Baker worked at the Michigan Supreme Courtís Friend of the Court Bureau, where she focused on family law. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, Professor Baker was a Law Librarian at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Scholarly Writing.
She is admitted to practice in Michigan.
Legal Research & Writing for LL.M. Students, Legal Practice Research Workshops, Excellence in Legal Research
Publications and Presentations
Jamie Baker, Library Leaders Using Non-Traditional Markers of Success in Millennial Leadership in Libraries (forthcoming 2016).
Jamie Baker, Book Review of Richard Posnerís Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary in Keeping Up with New Legal Titles, 107 Law Lib. J. (forthcoming 2016).
Jamie Baker, How Law Librarians Can Assist with Law Journal Publication Agreements, 30 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 237 (2014).
Jamie Baker, How Law Librarians Can Help Create a Law Review Library for Cite-Checking, 30 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 233 (2014).
Frequent Contributor to the RIPS Law Librarian Blog.
See Jamieís blog at http://www.gingerlibrarian.blogspot.com.
Presenter, Atticus Finch Continuing to Inspire Attorneys, at the Texas Tech University Library Reading Group Film Screening, Lubbock, Texas, October 2015.
Presenter, Ethics & Email for Attorneys, at the Texas Tech Law Practice Technology CLE, Lubbock, Texas, October 2015.
Panel Speaker, Online Services for Lawyers, at the Texas Tech Law Practice Technology CLE, Lubbock, Texas, October 2015
Panel Speaker, Legal Research Experts are Made Not Born: How to Design, Implement, and Expand a Successful Legal Research Program, at The SWALL Annual Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, April 2015.
Panel Speaker, More Than Copies: How Law Reviews Can Benefit From Library Partnerships, at The National Conference of Law Reviews, Lansing, Michigan, March 2013.