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Shalanda H. Baker
Associate Professor Shalanda H. Baker teaches corporate law and courses in international development and international economic law. Her research explores issues at the intersection of large energy and infrastructure project development; indigenous rights; and the environment. She served as an Air Force officer prior to her honorable discharge under the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, and became a vocal advocate for repeal of the policy. Following her graduation from law school, Baker clerked for Justice Roderick Ireland of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She also worked as a corporate and project finance associate for Bingham McCutchen LLP, initially in Boston and later in Japan. Baker recently completed a William H. Hastie Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she received her LLM degree.
JD, Northeastern University
LLM, University of Wisconsin
Law Review and Journal Articles
"Project Finance and Sustainable Development in the Global South,"
Cambridge University Press
"Through the Looking Glass: The Global Financial Crisis, Global Energy Development, and the Cure for Systemic Risk,"
"Why the IFC's Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Policy Doesn't Matter (Yet) to Indigenous Communities Affected by Development Projects,"
Wisconsin International Law Journal
"Unmasking Project Finance: Risk Mitigation, Risk Inducement, and an Invitation to Development Disaster?" 6
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
"Telling: Living with 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'," 57
Journal of Legal Education
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Development Finance and Sustainability: At Odds?
International Finance, Human Rights, and the Environment, Florida A&M University College of Law,
Empowering Environmental Justice Communities Locally and Globally
," Orlando, Fla. (November 2013).
Is Fracking the New Financial Crisis?
Lat Crit 2013 Biennial Conference
Resistance Rising: Theorizing and Building Cross-Sector Movements
," Chicago, IL (October 2013).
Shifting International Economic Law Paradigms: El Salvador at the Brink
Cross-Border Regionalism and the Public-Private Divide
The Legal Challenges of Globalization: A View from the Heartland
," St. Louis, MO (October 2013). (Washington University School of Law)
Is Fracking the New Financial Crisis? Exploring Hybridity and Risk in Energy Development
University of Minnesota Consortium on Law and Values,
Legal Policy & Pathways for Energy Innovation
," Minneapolis, Minn. (April 2013).
Contracting in the Binary: Fissures Along the Public-Private Border and the Growing Systemic Risks of [International] Development
University of Wisconsin Law School ClassCrits V Workshop,
From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream
," Madison, Wis. (November 2012).
All Fall Down: Energy Production and the Convergence of Environmental and Financial Risks
Vermont Law School Third Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship
, South Royalton, Vt. (October 2012).
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