B.A., Agnes Scott College; J.D., Harvard University
A graduate of the Harvard Law School and Agnes Scott College, Professor W. Burlette Carter entered law teaching after a career as a litigation attorney with the law firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed. Today, her teaching and scholarly subjects are wide-ranging and include intercollegiate athletics, trial evidence, legal education, religion and law, wills and trusts and race and gender discrimination.
Professor Carter's scholarship offers solutions to contemporary problems by viewing the problems through the lens of history. Her most recent article investigates what happened to the Oscar awarded to Hattie McDaniel for her 1939 performance in the film Gone with The Wind and how the story of the Oscar demonstrates the impact of racism upon wealth building in the African-American community. Her writings on the history of intercollegiate athletics have been identified by the NCAA as among the leading writings on that entity.
Professor Carter has held numerous leadership positions within the academy and the bar. She is a past chair of the Section on Law and Sports of the Association of American Law Schools (“AALS”) and has served on numerous committees of the Section on Litigation of American Bar Association. She was born in South Carolina.
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Social Sciences Research Network
Areas of Expertise
Faculty member's Website
Finding the Oscar (Howard Law Journal 2012)
Scholarly Commons Page