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. Her scholarship offers solutions to contemporary problems by viewing the problems through the lens of history and by considering the law broadly, rather than only in terms of the separated legal subject matters that law reviews typically address or the narrow issues raised by particular litigants. As a result the subject matters of her scholarship are wide-ranging as are the legal areas addressed in it. Her writings have touched upon intercollegiate athletics, legal education, religion, race, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, trusts and estates, family law, and constitutional law.
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 Denmark, South Carolina.
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Finding the Oscar (Howard Law Journal 2012)
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