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Thomas Baker, JD Biography

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

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
  • JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1986
  • BA, magna cum laude, Sociology, Harvard College, 1982
  • 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?