ILR’s Featured Instructor – James Baer

Jim Baer’s former students at Ursinus College called him “intelligent, motivating, friendly, funny, experienced,” and said he was, “the best teacher ever hired.” A graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, Jim has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 1969 and was also a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He was a trial lawyer in private practice until 2001 when he returned to his alma mater, Ursinus College, where he created the college’s Center for Legal Studies and taught a variety of courses utilizing a unique blend of Socratic Method and open class discussion.

Students say:

“I have enjoyed several of Jim’s classes and always check the schedule to see what new courses he will be teaching. His classes are well organized, provide a good syllabus, and his teaching style is enlightening to better understand the intricacies of law.”

“Jim Baer presents class material in a very interesting and interactive manner. History and Constitutional Law covered can be closely related to current events and it keeps me coming back for more!”

“Jim is a wonderful teacher, very knowledgeable on the law and Constitution. You will learn, you will be entertained, and you will be rewarded for your time. What more could you ask for in a teacher?”

“Jim Baer has the talent, knowledge, and personality to make a dry and dense topic interesting and relatable. Who ever thought the law could be so fascinating? I always look forward to his classes.”

Check out his classes below:

NEW! LR537 Search and Seizure –The 4th Amendment


NEW! ILR538 The Rights Retained by the People – The 9th Amendment