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About Anna E. Carpenter

Anna E. Carpenter is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Lobeck Taylor Community Advocacy Clinic. Her scholarship includes empirical and theoretical work on access to justice and the role of lawyers, nonlawyers, and judges in the civil justice system. For her empirical research on access to justice, she was named a Bellow Scholar and one of her papers (with Colleen Shanahan and Alyx Mark) was selected for the 2015 New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop.  She also writes on clinical legal education. Professor Carpenter previously held a Clinical Teaching Fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center in the Community Justice Project. She was also a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow. Prior to her academic career, Professor Carpenter was a staff attorney at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and a federal policy advocate for Futures Without Violence. She earned a J.D. and an LL.M in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. In the Community Advocacy Clinic, Professor Carpenter’s students solve problems for clients both inside and outside the courtroom. Her students engage in civil litigation and trial advocacy through individual client representation. They also counsel organizational clients, serving as outside general counsel in strategic planning, complex problem solving, regulatory compliance, community development, policy reform, and legislative projects.


Present Director, Community Advocacy Clinic, University of Tulsa College of Law
Present Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law

Curriculum Vitae



Honors and Awards

  • Affiliate Faculty Member 2015-2016 University of Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice
  • New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop, Selected Paper, May 2015, Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at Vanderbilt Law School
  • Bellow Scholar, 2013-2015 Association of American Law Schools, Section on Lawyering in the Public Interest
  • Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center, 2011-2012


  • Community Advocacy Clinic

Contact Information

407 South Florence Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74104
P: 918-631-5860