Leonore F. (Lee) Carpenter teaches Legal Analysis, Writing and Research, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law, Professional Responsibility, Appellate Advocacy, and Introduction to Public Interest Law.
Prior to joining the Rutgers Law School faculty, Professor Carpenter spent 14 years on the faculty at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she received a University Senate Faculty Service Award. She also previously served as Legal Director at Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, a public interest agency that provided direct legal services, education, and policy reform advocacy for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians. In recognition of Professor Carpenter’s civil rights advocacy work, she has been awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Cheryl Ingram Advocate for Justice Award, and was named one of the 2012 40 Best LGBTQ+ Attorneys Under 40.
Professor Carpenter is a 2000 graduate of Temple Law, where she received the Beth Cross Award for commitment to underserved populations. Following graduation from law school, Professor Carpenter completed a clerkship with the Honorable Harold B. Wells, III of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.