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Joseph F. Rice School of Law


Janice Baker

Title: Legal Writing Instructor
Joseph F. Rice School of Law
Phone: 803-777-7737

1525 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29208


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Janice Baker


Jan Baker teaches Legal Writing and Leadership courses and serves as Director of the Konduros Leadership Development Program.  Baker’s courses include Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing I and II, Writing in Law Practice, Consumer Bankruptcy Drafting, Advanced Legal Writing: Online Civil Litigation Drafting, and Lawyers as Leaders. She also teaches an undergraduate course, Tell Me a Story: Storytelling and Argumentation Ethics in Legal Advocacy, in the South Carolina Honors College.

Baker began her legal career as a Law Clerk to The Honorable George L. Proctor, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida. Before joining the Law School faculty, Baker was in private practice with King & Dalrymple, P.A., dedicating her practice to representing consumers and small businesses in personal and corporate bankruptcy cases. Baker is a co-author of The South Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual. On the lighter side, Baker also co-authored two coloring books for The South Carolina Bar Association, one addressing the role of lawyers in society and another addressing the sensitive issue of divorce.

Baker is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the Georgia Bar. She is an author, a frequent lecturer and a frequent moderator at seminars focusing on Legal Writing, Legal Citation, and Bankruptcy Practice, including two seminar series that she co-developed for the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education and the National Bankruptcy Training Institute.


  • J.D. (1994) University of South Carolina School of Law
  • B.A. (1991) Winthrop University


  • Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing I and II (LAWS 533 & 534)
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Drafting Workshop (LAWS 749)
  • Writing in Law Practice (LAWS 808)
  • Advanced Legal Writing-Online Civil Litigation Drafting (LAWS 543)
  • Tell Me a Story: Storytelling and Argumentation Ethics in Legal Advocacy (South Carolina Honors College) (SCHC 381)

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