Professor Thomas E. Baker has coauthored another new constitutional law book in the practice-oriented Skills and Values series published by LexisNexis. Baker explained, “This book series provides teachers and students with realistic exercises that integrate lawyering skills and professional ethics in an interactive format. There is an extensive online Web course component that allows the student to self-assess her performance and to learn con law in greater depth beyond the case method. It was a creative challenge. We borrowed real-world lawyering scenarios from cases and news reports and adapted them. I was responsible for the first amendment materials.”
Since he began teaching at FIU COL, as a member of the Founding Faculty, Baker has published eight (8) books, including the popular Nutshell on constitutional law, one of the leading casebooks on the first amendment, and a casebook on appellate courts. He has also produced several casebook supplements, teaching manuals, and journal articles. Dean Acosta observed, “Professor Baker is a teachers’ teacher. He creates teaching materials for other professors to use to teach students at other law schools around the country. And he is one of the most productive members of our dynamic faculty.” Professor Baker regularly teaches the 1L course in constitutional law and the advanced elective course on the first amendment.