Professor Baker teaches in the areas of constitutional law, Canadian politics and political theory. His research focuses on the institutional separation of powers, particularly the relationship between the courts and the representative branches. He has co-authored papers on the institutional politics behind the rules of evidence in sexual assault cases (Minority Retort, Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice vol. 21 (2001) and the strategic maneuvering behind the Supreme Court rulings on prisoners voting rights (Strategic Judicial Decision Making, forthcoming). Continuing this research, Professor Baker is currently investigating the capacity of legislatures to modify constitutional jurisprudence through ordinary statutory instruments. A closely related avenue of his research concerns the impact of judicial decisions on the public policy process, especially the use of judicial opinions to frame policy debates within Cabinet and Parliamentary Committees. Professor Baker is interested in a wide variety of issues related to law & politics, including Anglo-American constitutional theory, Canadian legal history, federalism and deliberative democracy.