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Linda E. Carter

Linda Carter

Professor of Law Emerita
B.A., University of Illinois
J.D., University of Utah


Phone: 916.739.7109
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Recent Activities

  • Co-Director (with Richard Goldstone), Brandeis Institute for International Judges, The International Rule of Law in a Human Rights Era, Lund, Sweden, July 2013.
  • Director, Law and Development Practicum, Kampala Uganda, May 19-June 8, 2013.
  • Taught International Criminal Procedure in the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) Master of Laws in International Crime and Justice, Turin, Italy, March 2013.
  • Coached students for Pace University International Criminal Court moot court competition, February 2013.
  • Speaker, Sacramento Protect and Defend Bar program on my experiences in litigating the In re Alien Children Education Litigation case at the trial level in Texas (in the United States Supreme Court sub nom. Plyler v. Doe), February 2013.
  • Lecturer on International Criminal Law in a project sponsored by the International Law Institute-African Centre for Legal Excellence, conducted at the University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone, January 2013.
  • Panelist, Imagining the Future of the ICC at "International Criminal Court at Ten" conference, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2012.
  • Panelist, International Judicial Trials, Truth Commissions, and Gacaca: Developing a Framework for Transitional Justice from the Experiences in Sierra Leone and Rwanda at a conference on the legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, April 2012.

Upcoming Publications and Activities

  • The Future of the International Criminal Court: Complementarity as a Strength or a Weakness?," ___ Wash. U. Global Studies L. Rev. ___ (2013).
  • International Judicial Trials, Truth Commissions, and Gacaca: Developing a Framework for Transitional Justice from the Experiences in Sierra Leone and Rwanda in the Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law (Charles C. Jalloh ed., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012).
  • Ongoing research project on the Relationship of the International Criminal Court and National Jurisdictions, with Mark Ellis, International Bar Association, and Charles Jalloh, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Representative Scholarship

  • Linda Carter and Fausto Pocar, eds., International Criminal Procedure: The Interface of Civil Law and Common Law Legal Systems (Edward Elgar 2013).
  • Linda E. Carter, The Evolution of Justice Kennedy's Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence on Categorical Bars in Capital Cases, 44 McGeorge Law Review 229 (2013).
  • Linda E. Carter, Ellen Kreitzberg, and Scott M. Howe, Understanding Capital Punishment Law (3rd edition, LexisNexis 2012).
  • Linda E. Carter, Torture and the War on Terror: The Need for Consistent Definitions and Remedies, 6 Journal of National Security Law and Policy 291 (2012).
  • Linda E. Carter, The International Criminal Court in 2021, 18 Southwestern Law School Journal of International Law 199 (2011).
  • Carter, Blakesley and Henning, Global Issues in Criminal Procedure (Thomson/West 2011).
  • Linda E. Carter, The Challenge of "Firsts" in International Criminal Justice: First Courts, First Judges, and Issues of First Impression, essay included in Eboe-Osuji (ed.), Protecting Humanity: Essays in International Law and Policy in Honor of Navanethem Pillay (Martinus Nijhoff 2010).
  • Linda E. Carter, The Principle of Complementarity and the International Criminal Court: The Role of Ne Bis in Idem, 8 Santa Clara J. Int'l L. 165 (2010).
  • Mary-Beth Moylan and Linda E. Carter, Clemency in California Capital Cases, 14 Berkeley J. of Crim. L. 37 (2009).
  • Linda E. Carter, Le développement de la procédure pénale internationale: Le défi d'un mélange entre les systèmes de droit romano-germanique et de la common law (Developing International Criminal Procedure: The Challenge of Blending Civil and Common Law Legal Systems).
  • Linda E. Carter, The Importance of Understanding Criminal Justice Principles in the Context of International Criminal Procedure: The Case of Admitting Evidence on Appeal, in Gabriella Venturini and Stefania Bariatti (eds.), Liber Fausto Pocar: Individual Rights and International Justice (Giuffre Editore 2009).
  • The International Criminal Court In An Effective Global Justice System (Edward Elgar, 2016) with co-authors Mark Ellis and Charles Jalloh.
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Deterrence Effect of the International Criminal Tribunals (Nuremberg Principles Academy, 2016) with co-editor Jennifer Schense.

Courses: Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Capital Punishment, International Criminal Law

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