Jamie J. Baker
Phone: (806) 834-5792
Jamie J. Baker is the Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library and Dean's Distinguished Service Professor of Law. In addition to implementing the Law Library vision and overseeing Law Library operations, Professor Baker teaches Civil Trial: Practice & Litigation Materials, Academic Legal Writing, and Intro to the Study of Law. 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 and the law librarian profession. 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 Duquesne Law Review Annual Symposium, the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, and Southwestern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, among others.
Professor Baker holds a B.S. 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. 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
- Academic Legal Writing
- Intro to the Study of Law
Selected Publications and Presentations
Jamie Baker, The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Research in LAW LIBRARIES IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ALA Ed/Neal-Schuman forthcoming
Jamie Baker, 2018 A Legal Research Odyssey: Artificial Intelligence as Disruptor, 110(1) LAW LIB. J. 5 (2018).
Jamie Baker, Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society, 69 S.C. L. REV. 557 (2018).
Jamie Baker, Managing Career Success: The Philosophy of a Millennial Leader's Role in MILLENNIAL LEADERSHIP IN LIBRARIES (Hein 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).
Past editor and frequent contributor to the RIPS Law Librarian Blog.
See Professor Baker's blog at http://www.gingerlawlibrarian.com.
Invited Panelist, Fostering the NextGen Library Professional: How the Changing Legal Market Shapes our Roles, at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, July 2019
Invited Panelist, Just Write It: Embracing Your Inner Author, at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, July 2019.
Invited Panelist, Define Yourself, at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, July 2019.
Speaker, Legal Research and The Duty of Technology Competence: Regulating Algorithms in Law, at the Duquesne University School of Law Artificial Intelligence Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2019.
Invited Speaker, The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Legal Research, at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2019.
Presenter, 2018 A Legal Research Odyssey, at the Conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies and Science, Arizona State University College of Law, Phoenix, AZ, May 2018.
Invited Panelist, Surviving the A.I. Surge, at the South Carolina Law Review's Annual Symposium, Columbia, SC, February 2018.
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.
Presenter, The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Law Libraries: A Threat or an Opportunity, at The SWALL Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, April 2017.