Patrick Baker

Patrick Baker

Patrick R. Baker, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Tennessee Martin. Patrick joined the UTM faculty in 2015 and currently teaches Law within the College of Business & Global Affairs. In the summer of 2016, he served as a Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary University of London. Before joining UTM, Patrick served as an Associate Professor of Law at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. There Patrick was appointed the inaugural director of the Natural Resources Law Center. He taught Administrative Law, Hard Mineral Law, Legal Research and Writing, Oil and Gas Law, and Water Law. Before joining academia, he practiced at one of the oldest most prestigious law firms in Virginia, Penn, Stuart & Eskridge, in Abingdon, Virginia. He practiced in the civil litigation group focusing on Employment, Regulatory, and Energy law. He earned a B.A. in history and minored in psychology at the Virginia Military Institute and earned his J.D. at the Appalachian School of Law, cum laude. His scholarship focuses on Business, Property, Environmental, and Energy Law. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Tennessee. His articles have been published by leading Environmental and Energy Law journals, such as Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, West Virginia, Vermont, and Pace Universities. He has been interviewed and quoted on legal issues by national and international publications including the London Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, US News & World Report, ABC News, and the Richmond Times.


Assistant Professor of Business Law


Appalachian School of Law, JD, Juris Doctorate

Virginia Military Institute, BA, Bachelor of Arts in History


Business Administration, room 4

Phone: 731-881-7237