Eric R. Carpenter
Assistant Professor of Law
(305) 348-4560 (phone)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
MMAS, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army
Professor Carpenter earned a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993; a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2001; an LL.M. from The Judge Advocate General’s School in 2005; and an MMAS from The Command and General Staff College in 2010. Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Carpenter served as Professor and Chair, Criminal Law Department, at The Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He served as a helicopter pilot in the Army for five years before attending law school under the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. Following law school, he served as a legal aid attorney, international law attorney, prosecutor, and supervising defense counsel in the Army JAG Corps. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 and served as the lead defense attorney on a capital murder case from 2007-2009. From 2010 to 2013, he helped develop training and policy to address the sexual assault issue in the military. His research interests are in capital litigation and sexual violence against women. Away from work, Professor Carpenter likes to surf, play tennis, hang out with his kids and (with the help of a plane ticket), ski.