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Prof. Lynn Baker

University of Texas School of Law

Lynn A. Baker holds the Frederick M. Baron Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School, where she is also Co-Director of the Center on Lawyers, Civil Justice, and the Media.  Her wide-ranging scholarly and teaching interests include Professional Responsibility , attorneys’ fees, mass tort litigation, “Mega-settlements,” federalism, and State and Local Government Law. She is often called upon by lawyers to serve as a consultant and/or expert witness on issues of legal ethics, mass tort settlements, settlement fund allocations, and attorneys’ fees.

Areas of Expertise

Government Law
Aggregate Litigation (Litigation)
Mass Torts (Tort Law)
Professional Responsibility (Ethics)


JD Yale
BA Oxford
BA Yale

Publications & Presentations

article – “Is the Price Right? An Empirical Study of Fee-Setting in Securities Class Actions”
co-author – leading law school text, Local Government Law: Cases and Materials
Panelist– Bench-Bar Discussion on Mass Torts and Complex Litigation, James F. Humphries Complex Litigation Center, panel on “Uninjured Plaintiffs in MDLs” (George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.,), April 11, 2024
Panelist – LITFINCON, panel on academic views of litigation finance titled “Hear from the Professors” (Houston, TX), March 6, 2024
Author/co-author of dozens of articles and book chapters in the Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Texas Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review