Elizabeth R. Carter Joins the Faculty at the LSU Law Center


Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the appointment of Elizabeth R. Carter to the faculty at the LSU Law Center. Professor Carter’s appointment as an Assistant Professor of Law was effective in May 2010.

“Ms. Carter brings experience from the practice of law and from the business sector,” said the Chancellor.  “Her legal experience and knowledge ranges from bankruptcy to estate planning, to marine finance and marine sales. She is exceedingly bright, and she will be a valuable addition to our faculty.” 

Carter has worked with Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard in New Orleans since 2007.  Her practice areas include Trusts, Estates, Successions & Probate; Business and Commercial law; Corporate Law; Real Estate; Secured Transactions; and Marine Finance.

She obtained a Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude in 2007.  Carter will complete a Master of Laws in tax from the University of Alabama School of Law later this year.

While at Tulane, Carter was articles editor of the Tulane Law Review, research assistant to Professor A. N. Yiannopoulos, and a founding member and treasurer of the Tulane Civil Law Society. She graduated The Order of the Coif, ranked within the top 3.9% of the graduating class, and received the highest grades in four classes. She was the recipient of the 2007 LA Bar Association Civil Law Award for attaining the highest grade in Civil Law Studies and the 2006 Dean Rufus C. Harris Award for Best Writing on a Civil Law Subject.  She holds both a B.A. and B.S. from the Univeristy of Memphis, graduating magna cum laude in Chemistry/Biology and also in Spanish.

Carter was a summer associate at the firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago, IL in 2006 and a law clerk with Justice Betty Dickey, Arkansas Supreme Court, Little Rock, AR in 2005. She was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2007. She previously worked as a research microbiologist with a focus on streptococcal vaccine development.

“Coming to LSU is incredibly exciting for a number of reasons. The students are exceptionally bright and motivated, and I consider it quite an honor to be joining such a distinguished faculty,” commented Carter.

Her teaching interests include the Civil Law areas of Successions, Property, Estate Planning/Tax, Security Devices and Matrimonial Regimes.