|Occupation Author, lawyer|
Awards Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
|Name Stephen Carter|
|Born October 26, 1954 (age 61) (1954-10-26) |
Alma mater Stanford University, Yale Law School
Known for Novels and social commentary
Education Yale Law School, Stanford University, Ithaca High School
Nominations CWA New Blood Dagger, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction
Books The Emperor of Ocean Pa, The Impeachment of Abraha, The Culture of Disbelief, Civility: Manners - Morals - a, New England White
Yale university law professor stephen l carter on modern civil disobedience
Stephen L. Carter (born October 26, 1954) is an American law professor at Yale University, legal- and social-policy writer, columnist, and best-selling novelist.
- Yale university law professor stephen l carter on modern civil disobedience
- Stephen l carter 2015 national book festival
- Early life and education
- Legal career
- Writing career
- Non fiction
Stephen l carter 2015 national book festival
Early life and education
Stephen Lisle Carter was born in Washington, DC, the second of his parents' five children. He was raised in a family committed to public service. His mother worked as an executive assistant for Julian Bond and M. Carl Holman of the National Urban Coalition. An attorney turned administrator, his father was Executive Director of the Washington Urban League, and later a vice president at Cornell University. Carter's grandfather was a successful dentist in Harlem and his grandmother an attorney. Carter graduated from Ithaca High School in 1972, and his essay "The Best Black" is based in part on his experiences there. At Ithaca High School, he was the editor-in-chief of The Tattler and pushed hard for student representation on the local school board.
Carter earned his B.A. in history from Stanford University in 1976. At Stanford he served as managing editor for The Stanford Daily. Carter received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979. At Yale, he won the prize for best oralist in the Thurmond Arnold Moot Court Competition and served as a note editor on the Yale Law Journal.
Carter has received eight honorary degrees, including Bates College, Colgate University, Hamilton College, and the University of Notre Dame. In 1994, he delivered the commencement speech at Stanford University.
Following graduation from Yale, Carter served as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and, subsequently, for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall from 1980 to 1981.
Currently, Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he has taught since 1982. At Yale he teaches courses on contracts, evidence, professional responsibility, ethics in literature, intellectual property, and the law and ethics of war.
Carter's non-fiction books have received praise from voices across the political spectrum, from Marion Wright Edelman to John Joseph O'Connor. Carter's first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park, spent 11 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list in 2002. His fourth novel, Jericho's Fall, was published in July 2009. His book, The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama, was published in 2011. In August 2014, the Toronto Globe and Mail tagged Carter's Back Channel as one of "five new crime novels worth a read."
Carter's work is seen frequently on the op-ed pages of major newspapers. In addition to his policy writings and novels, Carter for several years wrote a feature column in Christianity Today magazine, and he has been quoted in the media on religion in public life. He is currently a Bloomberg View columnist at Bloomberg.com.
Carter was raised in Harlem, in Washington, D.C., and in Ithaca, New York. He and his wife, Enola G. Aird, have two children. They reside in Connecticut and summer in Martha's Vineyard. They attend St. Luke's Episcopal Church, one of the oldest predominantly black Episcopal churches in the country.