Time: 11:45 am – Buffet Lunch
Location: McCormick & Schmick's restaurant, 2000 Main Street, Irvine
One hour MCLE (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE.)
Professor Baker is the Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law at Louisiana State University School of Law. Since 1999, he has been an Invited Professor at the University of Lyon III (France). He has taught a number of short-courses on separation of powers with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and has argued cases before the Supreme Court. He was a Fulbright scholar in the Philippines and earned a Ph.D. from the University of London.
Following law school, he served as a law clerk in federal district court and as an assistant district attorney in New Orleans before joining LSU in 1975. While a professor, he has been a consultant to the Justice Department, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, the Office of Planning in the White House, USIA (now part of the State Department) and USAID. He served on an ABA Task Force that issued the report, The Federalization of Crime (1998). His writing includes the following books: The Intelligence Edge; Hall's Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (with Benson, Force and George; 5th ed.); An Introduction to the Law of the United States, as well as articles both on the over-federalization of criminal law and the "war on terrorism."
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