Jamie J. Baker
Phone: (806) 834-5792
Jamie J. Baker is the Interim Director of the Law Library and an Associate Law Library Faculty member. In addition to coordinating Law Library operations, Professor Baker teaches Civil Trial: Practice & Litigation Materials and Scholarly Writing. 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 research pedagogy, the law librarian profession, scholarly communications, and open access. Her blog, The Ginger Law Librarian, has been named an ABA Blawg 100, as well as a Top-Ten Blog for Information Professionals, and Best of the Legal Blogs by the Internet Legal Researcher. Professor Baker has spoken on these topics at the South Carolina Law Review Annual Symposium, the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, the Southwestern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, and the Texas Tech University School of Law Annual 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's School of Library & Information Science, 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.
- B.S., Central Michigan University
- J.D., WMU – Cooley Law School
- M.L.I.S., Wayne State University
- Civil Trial: Practice & Litigation Materials
- Scholarly Writing
- Legal Practice Research Workshops
- Excellence in Legal Research
Selected Publications and Presentations
Jamie Baker, 2018 A Legal Research Odyssey: Artificial Intelligence as Disruptor, 110(1) Law Lib. J. ___ (2018).
Jamie Baker, The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society, ___ S.C. L. Rev. ___ (2018).
Jamie Baker, Managing Career Success: The Philosophy of a Millennial Leader's Role in MILLENNIAL LEADERSHIP IN LIBRARIES (forthcoming 2018).
Jamie Baker, et. al., Eight Tips for Effectively and Easily Incorporating Experiential Learning into the Law School Curriculum in EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION IN THE LAW SCHOOL CURRICULUM (Carolina Academic Press 2017).
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).
Editor and frequent contributor to the RIPS Law Librarian Blog.
See Professor Baker's blog at http://www.gingerlibrarian.com.
Invited Panelist, Surviving the A.I. Surge, at the South Carolina Law Review's Annual Symposium, Columbia, South Carolina, February 2018.
Presenter, The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society, at the Texas Tech Law Practice Technology CLE, Lubbock, Texas, October 2017.
Paper Presentation, 2017 A Legal Research Odyssey: Artificial Intelligence as Disruptor, New Scholar Program, at the South Eastern Association of Law Schools Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, August 2017.
Poster Session, You Can't Write Without Research: Bringing Scholarly Writing Research to Law Students, at the AALL Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, July 2017.
Presenter, The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Law Libraries: A Threat or an Opportunity, at The SWALL Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, April 2017.
Presenter, You Can't Write Without Research: Tips for Helping Students with Scholarly Research Papers, at The SWALL Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, April 2017.
Presenter, Cybersecurity for Lawyers, at the Texas Tech Law Practice Technology CLE, Lubbock, Texas, October 2016.
Presenter, Ethics & Email for Attorneys, 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.