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Professor of Law, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Law

Professor Baker is an affiliate faculty member in Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, and she teaches courses at the law school and in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Baker was awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright-García Robles grant, which she utilized to explore Mexico’s energy reform, climate change and indigenous rights. Before joining Northeastern’s faculty, Professor Baker spent three years as an associate professor of law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i, where she was the founding director of the Energy Justice Program. Prior to that, she served on the faculty at University of San Francisco School of Law. In 2021, Professor Baker was appointed by the Biden Administration as the the Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of  Economic Inclusion and Diversity.

Professor Shalanda Baker is on a professional leave of absence to serve in the Biden-Harris Administration as the Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy (DOE).

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  • Education

    LLM, University of Wisconsin School of Law;
    JD, Northeastern University
    BS, United States Air Force Academy

  • Contact

  • Address

    36 Cargill Hall,
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    On Professional Leave of Absence


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