J.D. (1994) University of South Carolina School of Law
B.A. (1991) Winthrop University
Jan Baker serves as an Assistant Director of Legal Writing, focusing on the upper level writing curriculum. Baker teaches Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing I and II, Writing in Law Practice, and Consumer Bankruptcy Drafting at the University of South Carolina School of Law. 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 (2d rev. ed. 2012) and a Bankruptcy chapter in The Paralegal Survival Guide (1999). 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 (inactive). She is an author, a frequent lecturer and a frequent moderator at seminars focusing on Legal Writing, Legal Citation, and Bankruptcy Practice.