McGeorge School of Law

Professor Carter’s Scholarship to be Celebrated at Global Center Symposium

March 2, 2016

Carter Myers Kirby

Professor John Myers, Distinguished Professor Linda Carter, and Dustin Kirby, '15, who announced the awards at the McGeorge Graduation Lunch in May 2015.

Distinguished Professor Linda Carter's scholarship will be celebrated at the Annual Symposium of the Global Center at McGeorge on Friday, March 4, 2016. Professor Carter will retire from teaching later this year.

Distinguished scholars from all over the world will lead discussions on the topic "Crimes Without Borders: In Search of an International Justice System" at the day-long symposium. Panelists will share their expertise and insights on national, regional, and international approaches to atrocity crimes, including criminal trials, truth commis­sions, and traditional mediation processes.

"The symposium program promises to be an impor­tant exchange of ideas on difficult, but critical issues in the search for a system that can bring justice in the wake of terror and violence," said Professor Jarrod Wong, Co-Director of the Global Center. "Our discussions will spring­board from the scholarship and work of our colleague, Distinguished Professor Linda Carter."

Professor Carter has written extensively on death penalty, evidence, international treaty issues, and international criminal law throughout her academic career. She is the co-author of a treatise on Capital Punishment Law, books on Global Issues in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, and a recent book on International Criminal Procedure. Carter has co-directed the Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ) with Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa several times in the last decade. She served as Chief of the American Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations for the International Criminal Court (AMICC) delegation to the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court last November.

The McGeorge Student Bar Association (SBA) honored Professor Carter in May 2015 with the Julie Davies Professor of the Year award. She taught the courses Criminal Law and International Criminal Law during fall semester.

Professor Carter's book, THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT IN AN EFFECTIVE GLOBAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2016) (with Mark S. Ellis and Charles C. Jalloh), will be published in October 2016. Her current focus is working on an oral history project with Brandeis University on the challenges in setting up the Yugoslav and Rwanda tribunals and a project on the deterrent effect of international criminal tribunals with the Nuremberg Academy.