Anna Carpenter is a professor of law and the director of clinical programs at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. She founded and directs the Justice Lab, a legal clinic where students help client organizations solve complex problems and advocate for systemic change. Professor Carpenter’s scholarship includes empirical and theoretical work on access to justice and the role of lawyers, nonlawyers, and judges in the civil justice system. Currently, she is running two empirical studies, one focused on judges’ behavior on pro se dockets in state courts and one focused on regulatory reform of the legal profession and legal services. She also writes on legal education and clinical pedagogy.
Professor Carpenter is the recipient of the 2021 Alli Gerkman Legal Visionary Award.