Andrew Carter
Associate Clinical Professor of Law


Andrew Carter returned to the academy in 2012, after spending seven years building a "main street" law practice in Rutland County, Vermont, where he was raised. His practice focused on representing civil litigants and criminal defendants, and he has substantial trial and appellate practice experience. In addition, as a small town lawyer, Professor Carter also has practice experience in the areas of estate planning, real estate transactions, family law, business formation and governance, state administrative law, and probate law.

Prior to building his law practice, Professor Carter was a member of the writing faculty at the Seattle University School of Law and worked on antitrust and stockbroker fraud matters at the Seattle law firm of Foster Pepper & Shefelman. He also served as a clerk to the Honorable J. Garvan Murtha at the United States District Court, District of Vermont. 

Professor Carter graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in 1999, where he was a dean's and faculty fellow and member of the Vermont Law ReviewPrior to attending law school, he was a member of the United States Antarctic Program.

Professor Carter's current scholarship addresses the private lawyer's challenge of reconciling profit motives with professionalism and ethical practice.  He is also studying how emerging theories of human cognition might impact the structure of legal arguments and their written presentation.


Assistant: Amber Tanner

Curriculum Vitae

J.D., Vermont Law School, 1999

B.A., Tufts University, 1992