Clinical Professor of Law; Director of Clinical Education
- Civil litigation
- FTC/DOJ merger review
- Columbia Law School, J.D., 2003
- Georgetown University, B.A., English, 1997
- Public Affairs, (212) 854-2650.
Alexandra Carter ’03 joined the faculty in 2008 as an Associate
Clinical Professor of Law with expertise in mediation and civil litigation. She
is the Director of the Law School's Clinical Programs.
Carter, who has taught courses on mediation to many differing groups from
the private and public sectors, as well as to academic audiences abroad in
Brazil and the Netherlands, is a strong advocate of mediation as a valuable
tool for many kinds of legal challenges.
She also serves on the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee for the New
York State Unified Court System. Under
Carter’s supervision, students in the Mediation program mediate a wide range of
cases involving commercial, employment discrimination, housing and family
Prior to joining the Columbia
faculty, Carter was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she
worked as part of a team defending against a multibillion dollar securities
class-action lawsuit related to the Enron collapse, served as the senior
antitrust associate on several multibillion dollar mergers, and handled cases
involving copyright law.
Earlier in her career, Carter worked as a private equity analyst with
Goldman Sachs in New York from 1998 to 2000, then enrolled at Columbia Law
School, where she took the Mediation Clinic, and later worked as a teaching
assistant in the clinic under Professor Liebman. Carter also was an articles
editor for the Journal of Transnational Law.
While a student at the Law School, where she earned James Kent and Harlan
Fiske Stone academic honors, Carter won two significant prizes: the Jane Marks
Murphy Prize for clinical advocacy; and the Lawrence S. Greenbaum Prize
for best oral argument in the 2002 Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition. Carter clerked for the Hon. Mark L. Wolf, U.S.
District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston, from 2003-2004.
Carter majored in English and minored in Mandarin Chinese at Georgetown
University, earning her B.A. in 1997. She spent 1997-98 in Taiwan on a
Fulbright Scholarship, where she researched Taiwan's contemporary literature to
assess the political tensions at the time between those who wanted the island
to assert independence and those who favored reunification with the
Republic of China.
- "Hey, That's My
Copyright: Exploring the Boundaries
of the Work-for-Hire Doctrine," New
York Law Journal, April 2007
- Forthcoming in 2012: “An Introduction to Mediation for Estate
Planners”; as part of Mediation for
Estate Planners: Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianships and Bioethics,
edited by Susan N. Gary