Emily Carter serves as the Director of Student Academic Success and a part-time profess for the Legal Research and Writing program at Concordia University School of Law. Most recently, Ms. Carter served as a Law Clerk for Justice Petra Jimenez Maes of the New Mexico Supreme Court in Santa Fe, N.M. As a clerk, Ms. Carter research and drafted opinions, orders, and bench memoranda on a broad range of areas, including search and seizure, evidence, torts, sovereign immunity, remedies, and Indian law.
Prior to her work at the New Mexico Supreme Court, Ms. Carter occupied several legal positions while earning her degree. In the Spring of 2010, she served as a Certified Legal Intern at the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic. In this position, she represented clients in guardianship and child custody proceedings before the Indiana state courts. With a background in Spanish, Ms. Carter was able to work as a Legal Intern for Catholic Charities of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., assisting Spanish-speaking clients to petition for the U-Visa, which provides temporary immigration benefits to undocumented immigrants who are crime victims.
During the summer months while she attended Notre Dame Law School, Ms. Carter served as a summer associate at Warner Norcross & Judd (Summer 2009) and Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett (Summer 2008), both in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2009 at Warner Norcross & Judd, she conducted research on tax, real property, and family law matters. The summer before at Varnum, Riddering Schmidt & Howlett, she assisted on projects including drafting trust agreements, conducting research on an ERISA matter, and developing material for a book on cottage LLC agreements.
Ms. Carter received her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2005. She earned her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School in 2010. During her legal studies, Ms. Carter served as the Executive Managing editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. While in law school, she was awarded the William T. Kirby Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and the Farabaugh Prize for High Scholarship in Law.