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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.  Her papers have been selected for the Junior Scholars Public Law Workshop and the New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop.  She also writes on clinical legal education.  She is an appointed member of the Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission. 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 engage in civil litigation and trial advocacy, as well as community development and systemic advocacy.


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

Curriculum Vitae



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Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • American Constitution Society Junior Scholars Public Law Workshop, Selected Paper, January 2017


  • Community Advocacy Clinic

Contact Information

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

Access to Justice (5)

Human Rights (1)