Texas Tech University

Jamie J. Baker

Associate Law Librarian, Associate Director

Email: jamie.baker@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-5792

Jamie J. Baker is the Associate Director of the Law Library and an Associate Law Library Faculty member. She is the Executive Director of Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers. In addition to coordinating Law Library operations, Professor Baker teaches Civil Trial: Practice & Litigation Materials. She also instructs in the Legal Practice research workshops for first-year students, and she teaches in the Law Library's Excellence in Legal Research Program.

Professor Baker's scholarship focuses primarily on cognitive computing in the legal research realm. She also speaks and writes about legal writing, scholarly communications, open access, and open educational resources. She has spoken on these topics at the Southwestern Association of Law Schools 2015 Annual Meeting and the Texas Tech University School of Law 2016 CLE, among others.

Professor Baker holds a B.S. (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 Court's 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.

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Education

  • B.S., Central Michigan University
  • J.D., Thomas M. Cooley
  • M.L.I.S., Wayne State University

Courses

  • Civil Trial Research
  • Legal Research & Writing for LL.M. Students
  • Legal Practice Research Workshops
  • Excellence in Legal Research

Selected Publications and Presentations

Jamie Baker, Managing Career Success: The Philosophy of a Millennial Leader's Role in Millennial Leadership in Libraries (forthcoming 2016).

Jamie Baker, Book Review of Richard Posner's Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary in Keeping Up with New Legal Titles, 108 Law Lib. J. 467 (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 and Lexis's LexTalk Blog.

See Professor Baker's blog at http://www.gingerlibrarian.blogspot.com.

Panel Speaker, Current Topics in Law Practice Technology, at the Texas Tech Law Practice Technology CLE, Lubbock, Texas, October 2016.

Presenter, Cybersecurity for Lawyers, at the Texas Tech Law Practice Technology CLE, Lubbock, Texas, October 2016.

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.