Kristen A. Carpenter
Kristen Carpenter is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Colorado Law School.
Professor Carpenter's research focuses on the legal claims of indigenous peoples, especially with respect to issues of property, religion, culture, and human rights. Her articles have been published in the Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Fordham Law Review and others. Professor Carpenter is also active in pro bono work on American Indian cultural and religious freedoms. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.
At Colorado Law, Professor Carpenter teaches courses in Property, Cultural Property, American Indian Law, and Indigenous Peoples in International Law. Professor Carpenter has been awarded the Provost's Award for Faculty Achievement and the Outstanding New Faculty Award. She served as a director of the American Indian Law Program from 2012-2014 and as Associate Dean for Faculty Development from 2011-2013.
Before entering academia, Carpenter clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and was an associate attorney at Hill & Barlow, P.C. in Boston. She gained experience in Indian law as a clerk for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and at the law firms of Fredericks, Pelcyger, Hester & White and Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Munson. Professor Carpenter previously served on the boards of the Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Section and Colorado Indian Bar Association. She is a member of the American Law Institute and an Adviser on the ALI's Restatement of Indian Law Project. [Source: University of Colorado Law School]