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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 Family Advocacy Clinic, Professor Carpenter’s students engage in civil litigation and trial advocacy, as well as systemic advocacy work.


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

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