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Department of Law : Tim Bakken

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Mr. Tim Bakken

Professor of Law

Contact Information:
Phone: (845) 938-5544
Tim Bakken is a professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, at West Point. Prior to his academic career, he practiced law in New York City, where he served as a prosecutor in the homicide bureau of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn) and worked at law firms focusing on federal and commercial litigation. He has taught at several universities, including Ural State Law Academy in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and his subject areas include constitutional law and criminal law. He has worked under the Department of State and European Union to train judges and prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Department of Defense to establish a law department at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan, in Kabul. He has been a visiting researcher or scholar at New York Law School, Columbia Law School, the Australian National University College of Law, and the University of Sydney Law School.
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin
  • LL.M., Columbia Law School
Bakken, T. & Ramsey, W. Criminal Justice and the 2004 Elections (pamphlet) (Thomson/Wadsworth) (2005).
Bakken, T., Stock, M., & Welton, M. Guide to Criminal Law in New York (Second Edition) (Thomson/Wadsworth) (2004).
Bakken, T., Bickers, J., & Goldstein, R. Guide to Criminal Procedure in New York (Thomson/Wadsworth) (2004).
Bakken, T. Guide to Criminal Law in New York (Wadsworth) (2001).
Bakken, T. “India's Constitutional Restraint: Less Expression in a Large Democracy,” 5 Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review 155 (2014).
Bakken, T. “Constitutional Rights and Political Power of Corporations after Citizens United: the Decline of Citizens and the Rise of Foreign Corporations and Super PACs,” 12 Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal 119 (2014).
Bakken, T. “A Woman’s Right to Combat: Equal Protection in the Military,” 20 William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law 271 (2014).
Bakken, T. "Dodd-Frank's Caveat Emptor: New Criminal Liability for Individuals and Corporations," 48 Wake Forest Law Review 1173 (2013).
Bakken, T. “The Prosecution of Newspapers, Reporters, and Sources for Disclosing Classified Information: The Government’s Softening of the First Amendment,” 45 University of Toledo Law Review 1 (2013).
Bakken, T. “Models of Justice to Protect Innocent Persons,” 56 New York Law School Law Review 867 (2012).
Bakken, T. & Steel, L. “Exonerating the Innocent: Pre-trial Innocence Procedures,” 56 New York Law School Law Review 855 (2012).
Bakken, T.“Nations’ use of Force outside Self-defense,” 8 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 451 (2010).
Bakken, T. “Truth and Innocence Procedures to Free Innocent Persons: Beyond the Adversarial System,” 41 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 547 (2008).
Bakken, T. “Averting Catastrophe: Combating Iran’s Nuclear Threat,” 29 (2) Harvard International Review 84 (2007).
Bakken, T. “The Prosecution of War Crimes: Military Commissions and the Procedural and Substantive Protections Beyond International Law,” 30 Fordham International Law Journal 533 (2007).
Bakken, T. “What Does Lawrence v. Texas Mean for the Future of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’” 14 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy 1218 (symposium) (2007).
Bakken, T. “The Contours of Judicial Deference to Military Personnel Policies,” 14 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy (symposium) 1231 (2007).
Bakken, T. “The Preemption of Nuclear Weapons,” 87 (6) Military Review 30 (2007).
Bakken, T. “The Absence of Spiritual Awakening and Understanding in Religious Conversion,” 59 The Journal of Religious Thought 101 (2006-07).
Casey-Acevedo, K., Bakken, T., & Karle, A. “Children Visiting Mothers in Prison: The Effects on Mothers’ Behavior and Disciplinary Adjustment,” 37 (3) The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 418 (2004).
Casey-Acevedo, K. & Bakken, T. “Women Adjusting to Prison: Disciplinary Behavior and the Characteristics of Adjustment,” 17 (4) Journal of Health and Social Policy Review 37 (2003).
Bakken, T. “The Effects of Hate Crime Legislation: Unproven Benefits and Unintended Consequences,” 5 International Journal of Discrimination and the Law (4) 231 (2002).
Casey-Acevedo, K. & Bakken, T. “Visiting Women in Prison: Who Visits and Who Cares?,” 43(3) Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 67 (2002).
Bransford, C. & Bakken, T. “The Evolution of Mental Health Care Policy and the Implications for Social Work,” 1 Social Work and Mental Health 1 (2002).
Bransford, C. & Bakken, T. “Reflections of Authority in Psychotherapy: From Freud to Post-Modernism,” 9 Psychoanalytic Social Work 57 (2002).
Bakken, T. & Bransford, C. “The Role of Human Agency in the Creation of Normative Influences within Individuals and Groups,” 5 Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 89 (2002).
Casey-Acevedo, K., Bakken, T., & Welton, M. “Women as Offenders,” 4 Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, 1722 (D. Levinson, ed.) (Sage) (2002).
Casey-Acevedo, K. & Bakken, T. “The Effects of Visitation on Women in Prison,” 25 International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice (1) (2001).
Casey-Acevedo, K. & Bakken, T. “The Effect of Time on the Disciplinary Adjustment of Women in Prison,” 45 International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 489 (2001).
Bransford, C. & Bakken, T. “Organization Theory and the Utilization of Authority in Social Work,” 9(1) Social Work and Social Sciences Review 5 (2001).
Bakken, T., Becker, E., & Welton, M. “Institutional Acceptance and Legal Equality,” 27 Journal of Intergroup Relations 16 (2001).
Bakken, T. “The Efficacy of Reinforcement Schedules and Knowledge of Results in Effecting Behavioral Change,” 6(2) Current Research in Social Psychology 22 (2001).
Bakken, T. “Liberty and Equality through Freedom of Expression: The Human Rights Questions Behind Hate Crime Laws,” 4(2) International Journal of Human Rights 1 (2000).
Bakken, T. “Constitutional and Social Equality: Legacies and Limits of Law, Politics, and Culture,” 7:1 Indian Journal of Gender Studies 71 (2000).
Bakken, T. “The Use of Criminal Law to Punish Individual Motivations: Determining the Limits of Freedom of Conscience,” Sentencing & Society Conference/University of Strathclyde (on-line: out of print and available from author) (2000).
Bakken, T. & Kortering, L. “The Constitutional and Statutory Obligations of Schools to Prevent Special Education Students from Dropping Out,” 20 Remedial and Special Education 6 (1999).
Bakken, T. “A Rationale for Maximizing Freedom of Expression at Colleges and Universities,” 4 Journal of Civil Liberties 102 (1999).
Bakken, T. “Liberty, Obscenity, and Majoritarian Institutions: Who Determines the Value of Expression?” 16 Glendale Law Review 1 (1998).
Klepper, W. M. & Bakken, T. “Hate Speech: A Call to Principles,” 35 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Journal 38 (1997).
Bakken, T. “The Continued Failure of Modern Law to Create Fairness and Efficiency: The Presentence Investigation Report,” 40 New York Law School Law Review 363 (1996).
Bakken, T. “The Grand Jury” (synopsis) American Justice 352 (J. M. Bessette, ed.) (Salem) (1996).
Bakken, T. “The Infiltration of a Motorcycle Gang and the Codification of Its Social Norms and Psychological Processes,” VI Popular Culture Review 29 (1996).
Bakken, T. “The Quest of Law Enforcement for the Principled Interpretation of State Constitutions,” 5(2) State Constitutional Commentaries and Notes 1 (1995).
Bakken, T. “The Utility of Using Case Studies to Confront Ethical Dilemmas,” Teaching and Interactive Methods 399 (H. E. Klein, ed.) (World Association for Case Method Research and Application) (1995).
Bakken, T. “The Responsibility of Schools and Colleges to Monitor Pornography to Prevent Sexual Harassment,” 45 Labor Law Journal 762 (1994).
Bakken, T. “International Law and Human Rights for Defendants in Criminal Trials,” 25 Indian Journal of International Law 411 (1985).
Bakken, T. “Religious Conversion and Social Evolution Clarified,” 16 Small Group Behavior 157 (1985).
Bakken, T. “Dispute Resolution under the Trading with the Enemy Act: A Cooperative Approach between Corporations and the United States,” 7 Commercial Law Gazette (29) 3 & (30) 6 (1984).
Bakken, T. “Recognizing the Dilemma of Psychological Religious Converts,” 27 Counseling and Values 99 (1983).
Currently Teaching:
  • LW403 - Constitutional & Military Law
  • LW472 - Criminal Law