Professor Carter teaches Legal Method and Writing, Legal Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, Advanced Persuasion, and Wilderness Law & Policy. His recent scholarship has appeared in the UC-Irvine Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
Professor Carter returned to the academy in 2012 after building a "main street" law practice in his home state of Vermont. His practice focused on representing civil litigants and criminal defendants before both trial and appellate courts. Prior to building his law practice, Professor Carter was a member of the writing faculty at the Seattle University School of Law and worked on antitrust and stockbroker fraud matters at the Seattle law firm of Foster Pepper. He also served as a clerk to the Honorable J. Garvan Murtha at the United States District Court, District of Vermont.
Professor Carter graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in 1999, where he focused on environmental law. He was a dean's and faculty fellow and member of the Vermont Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he was a member of the United States Antarctic Program and built wilderness trails in Vermont and the Pacific Northwest.