Dr. John Baker is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Catholic University of America Law School. He is Professor Emeritus of Law, and previously the Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law, at Louisiana State University Law School. He has also taught for Georgetown University Law School, Tulane Law School, George Mason Law School, Pepperdine Law School, New York Law School, Hong Kong University, and the University of Dallas. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lyon III (France) since 1999 and has lectured at universities and research institutes in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Slovenia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, where he was a Fulbright Fellow (2006). Professor Baker received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Dallas. He also earned a Ph.D. in Political Thought from the University of London.

In addition to law review articles and book chapters, Dr. Baker’s academic publications include: Hall’s Criminal Law: Cases and Materials and An Introduction to the Law of the United States. He has also published a number of times in The Wall St. Journal. Dr. Baker was a co-founder of Stratfor Inc. He co-authored its first book: The Intelligence Edge.

While a professor, he has been as a consultant to USAID, USIA (now part of the State Department), the Justice Department, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, and the Office of Planning in the White House.