Stephen L. Carter

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Stephen L. Carter
Born(1954-10-26) October 26, 1954 (age 60)
Alma materStanford University, Yale Law School
OccupationAuthor, lawyer
Known forNovels and social commentary
ReligionEpiscopalian
 
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Stephen L. Carter
Born(1954-10-26) October 26, 1954 (age 60)
Alma materStanford University, Yale Law School
OccupationAuthor, lawyer
Known forNovels and social commentary
ReligionEpiscopalian

Stephen L. Carter (born October 26, 1954) is an American law professor, legal- and social-policy writer, columnist, and best-selling novelist.

Education[edit]

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.[1]

Carter earned his BA in history from Stanford University in 1976. At Stanford he served as managing editor for The Stanford Daily. Carter received a JD 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, from schools including Bates College, Colgate University, Hamilton College,[2] and the University of Notre Dame.

Legal career[edit]

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 US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Carter is currently the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he has taught since 1982. At Yale he teaches courses on contracts, professional responsibility, ethics in literature, intellectual property, and the law and ethics of war.

Writing career[edit]

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 latest book is The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama (2011).

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. He is currently a Bloomberg View columist at Bloomberg.com.[3]

Personal[edit]

Carter was raised in Harlem, in Washington, D.C., and in Ithaca, New York.[4] He and his wife, Enola Aird, have two children, and currently reside in Connecticut. They attend one of the oldest predominantly black Episcopal churches in the country. [5]

Works[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Novels[edit]

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