Angel Baker, B.S. Criminal Justice, Juris Doctor May 2014

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Appellate Brief Legal Training Project Attorney

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Angel Baker, Esq., is a project coordinator, lecturer, and researcher who works across multiple projects at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University including the Southeast ADA Center, Disability Rights Bar Association, and the Appellate Brief Legal Training project. Her experience and research interests focus on accessibility and social security disability. She has been instrumental in ensuring the education of more than 100 students and law clerks in the production of thousands of Social Security Appeals Council briefs per month for denied claimants with disabilities. She has provided law students and graduates the opportunity to improve their legal writing skills, knowledge of Social Security Law, knowledge and awareness of disability, and professional development.

Ms. Baker earned her Juris Doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law (COL) in 2014. During her studies, Ms. Baker worked as a student attorney in the Disability Rights Clinic where she conducted interviews, worked with a committee to raise awareness of accessibility for historical buildings, and lectured to the residents of Cazenovia about how the Americans with Disabilities Act interacted with historical buildings. Ms. Baker was also the Vice-President of the Disability Law Society during her studies at the COL. While there, Ms. Baker helped host bimonthly disability awareness activities and lectures. Additionally, Ms. Baker worked as a Research Assistant at BBI while she was a student at the COL. As a Research Assistant, Ms. Baker wrote Social Security Appeals Council briefs, helped convert survey findings into finalized product for the Center on Effective Rehabilitation Technology project, and wrote article summaries about different aspects disability affects in society.

Curriculum Vita: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)