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Elizabeth R. Carter

Judge Anthony J. Graphia and Jo Ann Graphia Associate Professor of Law

Recent Scholarship

In her second year at the Law Center, Professor Carter taught Matrimonial Regimes; Successions, Donations, and Trusts; Family Law, and Estate Planning. She served on the Faculty Scholarship Committee and the Faculty Appointments Committee. Professor Carter coached the Kalinka/Stutes National Tax Moot Court team.  She traveled with the team to Sand Key, Florida; where the team won Second Runner Up. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Carter serves on the Louisiana Law Institute Privileges Committee and the Louisiana Law Instituted Surrogacy Committee. Professor Carter wrote an article entitled: “New Life for the Death Tax” which will appear in the Denver Law Review. She is currently working on an article examining undue influence claims and religious organizations.

Brief Biography

Elizabeth R. Carter joined the Law Center faculty in 2010.  Professor Carter earned a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and a B.A. from the University of Memphis in 2002, where she graduated magna cum laude.  She earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2007, where she graduated magna cum laude, was elected Order of the Coif, and awarded a Civil Law Certificate. While at Tulane, Professor Carter served as an articles editor of the Tulane Law Review, Volume 81, worked as a research assistant to Professor A.N. Yiannopoulos, and was a founding member of the Tulane Civil Law Society. Professor Carter was awarded the 2006 Dean Rufus C. Harris Award for the Best Writing on a Civil Law Subject by the Tulane Law Review.  Upon graduation, Professor Carter was awarded the 2007 Louisiana Bar Association Civil Law Award for attaining the highest grade in civil law studies. Professor Carter earned her LL.M. in Tax from the University of Alabama in 2010.  After graduating from Tulane, Professor Carter worked as an associate at the law firm of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard where she practiced in the areas of trusts, estates, successions, probate, business and commercial law, corporate law, real estate, secured transactions, bankruptcy, and marine finance. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Civil Law, Comparative Law, Estate Planning, and Tax.


B.S. (Biology and Chemistry); 2002; University of Memphis
B.A. (Spanish); 2002; University of Memphis
J.D.; 2007; Tulane University School of Law
LL.M. (Tax); 2010; University of Alabama School of Law

Contact Info

Office: 446
Phone: 225/578-8846

Additional Info

Paul M. Hebert Law Center   |    1 E. Campus Dr.   |    Louisiana State University   |    Baton Rouge, LA 70803   |   225/578-5292