Professor Eric Carpenter has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. In this role, Professor Carpenter will have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.
“I am genuinely honored to join Professors Baker and Roman as a member of the ALI. I am particularly excited to join at a time when the ALI is revisiting the sexual assault and rape shield provisions of the Model Penal Code, and I look forward to contributing to the efforts to update those provisions.”
Professor Carpenter joined FIU Law in August 2013 and currently teaches Evidence, Military Justice and other criminal law courses. Prior to joining FIU Law, Professor Carpenter served as Professor and Chair, Criminal Law Department, at The Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has also served as a Legal Aid attorney, an international law attorney, and prosecutor and defense counsel in the Army JAG Corps. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army.