Last updated on: 8/20/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Thomas Baker, JD Biography

Title:
Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 23, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, July 2008-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Law and Society Review, 2006-present
  • Member, Scientific Committee, International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics, 2003-present
  • Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law, Spring 2008
  • Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law and Director, Insurance Law Center, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1997-June 2008
  • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, 2004-2007
  • Joseph F. Cunningham Visiting Professor of Commercial and Insurance Law, Columbia Law School, Fall 2006
  • Visiting Scholar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Summers 2003-2006
  • Chair, Insurance Section, American Association of Law Schools Sections on Insurance, Torts, and Contracts, 2002-2003
  • Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School, Fall 2002
  • Fulbright Visiting Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2001-2002
  • Member, Emerging Issues Committee, American Bar Association, Trial Torts and Insurance Practice Section, 2000-2002
  • Visiting Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996-1997
  • Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Law, 1992-1997
  • Associate Counsel, Office of Independent Counsel, 1991-1992
Education:
  • JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1986
  • BA, magna cum laude, Sociology, Harvard College, 1982
Other:
  • Presented the 29th Annual Lecture of the Geneva Association, Sep. 2003
  • Elected to the American Law Institute, Oct. 2000
  • Associate, Covington & Burling, 1987-1991
  • Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, 1989
  • Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeal, First Circuit, 1986-1987
  • Founder & Facilitator, Insurance and Society Study Group
  • Member, New Appleman Advisory Board
  • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies
  • Member, American Law and Economics Association
  • Peer reviewer for 20 journals including the Yale Law Journal and the Journal of Health Politics.
  • Promotion and Tenure Reviewer for 10 institutions including Vanderbilt University and the University of California, Berkeley
Quoted in:
  1. Would medical malpractice reform (tort reform) significantly reduce the cost of health care?
  2. Should the health care bill have overhauled medical malpractice?