Eric R. Carpenter is an Assistant Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law. His research interests are in capital litigation and sexual violence against women.
Prior to law school, Professor Carpenter served as a helicopter pilot in the Army. He attended law school under the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program and then served as a legal aid attorney, international law attorney, prosecutor, and supervising defense counsel in the Army JAG Corps after graduating from law school.
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, Professor Carpenter helped develop training and policy to address the sexual assault issue in the military. Prior to joining the College of Law, he served as Professor and Chair of the Criminal Law Department at The Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia.
EDUCATION: University of California, Berkeley, B.A.; Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army, MMAS; University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.; The Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army, LL.M.