The Honorable James Baker to be jurist-in-residence

The Honorable James Baker, Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, will be visiting The University of Iowa College of Law April 10-11, 2013, as a jurist-in-residence. During his time at the Law School, he will give a talk about national security job opportunities in the private and public sector, participate in several classes, and meet one-on-one with students.

Judge Baker has served as a Marine Corps officer and has extensive experience in high-ranking positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government. He has served as Special Assistant to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) (1997-2000); Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (1994-1997); Counsel to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and Intelligence Oversight Board (1993-1994); and, as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Advisor, Department of State. Judge Baker has also served as a legislative aide and acting Chief of Staff to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and as a Marine Corps infantry officer. (Judge Baker resigned his Reserve commission upon joining the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.) Judge Baker is the recipient of the 1999 Colonel Nelson Drew Memorial Award, the NSC’s highest honor, and the Director of Central Intelligence’s “Director’s Award.” He is the author of Regulating Covert Action (Yale University Press, 1992) and In the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times (Cambridge University Press, 2007), as well as numerous book chapters and articles on national security and other topics. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

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