University of the Pacific Professor Joins LSU Law Center as Visiting Faculty Member

Linda E. Carter, a professor of law and director of the criminal justice concentration at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, will be joining the LSU Law Center this fall as a visiting faculty member.

Carter will teach two courses—a seminar in capital punishment and a course on criminal law.

Previously, Carter was a trial attorney in the honors program of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division from 1978-1981. There, she worked on voting, housing, and education discrimination cases. She then spent four years as a criminal defense attorney with the Salt Lake City Legal Defender Association where she tried cases ranging from DUI to murder.

In 1984, she served as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, where she earned her J.D. The following year, she joined the Pacific McGeorge faculty.

She is the co-author of a treatise on capital punishment law and a book on global issues in criminal law. In 2005, she conducted a research project in Rwanda on the “Gacaca” trials, and in the Spring 2007, was a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for three months.

Her current area of interest is international criminal law, with a focus on war crimes tribunals.