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Law educator

Thomas Eugene Baker, American Law educator. Bars: Florida 1979, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981. Member American Bar Association (various sections and committees), American Law Institute (elected), SachemsClub (Lubbock).

Background

Baker, Thomas Eugene was born on February 25, 1953 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Son of John M. and Helen Marie (Kish) Baker.

Education

Bachelor of Science cum laude, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1974. Juris Doctor with high honors, University Florida, Gainesville, 1977.

Career

Law clerk to presiding judge The United States of America Court Appeals (5th circuit) Georgia, Atlanta, 1977—1979. Professor law Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1979—1998, Alvin R. Allison professor, 1992—1998. Judicial fellow Supreme Court of the United States Court, Washington, 1985—1986, acting administrative assistant to chief justice, 1986—1987.

James Madison chair constitutional law, director constitutional law center Drake University Law School, Des Moines, 1998—2002. Member founding faculty College of Law, Florida International University, Miami, since 2002. Member advisory board American Criminal Law Review, Washington, 1981-1985.

Standing committee rules and procedures United States Judicial Conference, 1990-1995. Visiting professor University Florida, 1994, College William and Mary, 2007. Fulbright professor University Athens, Greece, 1993.

Board editors Preview United States Supreme Court Cases, since 1991. Board academy advisors Claremont Institute Center Constitutional Jurisprudence. Legal advisory board Washington Legal Foundation.

Achievements

  • Bars: Florida 1979, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Academy Appellate Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (various sections and committees), American Law Institute (life elected member 2009), American Judicature Society (board directors 2000-2002), Order of Coif.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, racquet sports.

Connections

Married Jane Marie Schussler, June 15, 1974. 1 child, Thomas Athanasius.

father:
John M. Baker

mother:
Helen Marie (Kish) Baker

spouse:
Jane Marie Schussler

child:
Thomas Athanasius Baker