Director, Program on Law and State Government
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Cynthia (Oppliger) Baker is the director of the Program on Law and State Government at the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. She earned her B.A. degree, with distinction, from Valparaiso University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law. Baker previously served as section chief of the Program Counsel section of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Legal Counsel. She also held a judicial clerkship to the Hon. Robert D. Rucker of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Baker has published in environmental law, civil rights law, and entertainment law. She established the state’s first interdisciplinary public policy mediation course for judges, community leaders, lawyers, and law students. In 2009 Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed Baker to the Indiana Commission on Higher Education.