Stephen L. Carter

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law

(on leave, fall 2016)


Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. Among his courses are law and religion, the ethics of war, contracts, evidence, and professional responsibility.

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 1979

B.A., Stanford University, 1976

Courses Taught


  • Contracts
  • Just War Theory
  • Law, Secrets, and Lying
  • Six Books on Law, Religion, and Culture
  • Trademarks & Unfair Competition
  • American Law of Slavery
  • Evidence

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. Among his courses are law and religion, the ethics of war, contracts, evidence, and professional responsibility. Among his books on law and politics are God’s Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in PoliticsCivility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy; The Dissent of the Governed: A Meditation on Law, Religion, and LoyaltyThe Confirmation Mess: Cleaning up the Federal Appointments Process; The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama; and The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion.  Professor Carter writes a column for Bloomberg View and is a regular contributor to Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  He blogs about professional football for the Washington Post. Professor Carter also writes fiction.  His novel The Emperor of Ocean Park spent eleven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, was published in 2012. His novella “The Hereditary Thurifer” recently appeared in the crime anthology, The Dark End of the Street. Professor Carter was formerly a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, as well as for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, and has received eight honorary degrees.

Monday, June 19, 2017


Offensive Speech Is Free Speech. If Only We'd Listen.—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Nurture This Moment of Political Civility—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Leakers Mess With the Trump Investigation—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Montana's Surprise Is Just One Strike Against Early Voting—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, May 19, 2017


What Changed This Week for a Nixon Biographer—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Can the Special Counsel Uncover the Truth? Dream On—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, May 8, 2017


I Side With the 'Bad Guys' on Encryption—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 28, 2017


Think Last Decade's Taxes Are Done? Maybe Not—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 21, 2017


21,000 Reasons Scalia Was Right—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 7, 2017


Trump Doesn't Need Congress to Strike in Syria—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, March 31, 2017


Privacy Is the Price We Pay for Our Internet Lives—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, March 20, 2017


A Little Bit of Darkness Is Actually Good for Democracy—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, March 6, 2017


The Ideology Behind Intolerant College Students—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Transgender Bathrooms and the Pain of My Old Friend Jack—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Bail Reform Is Overdue, But Finally Here—A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Law professors weigh in on the Supreme Court nominee and confirmation process

Yale Law School professor E. Donald Elliott doesn’t share the same judicial philosophy as Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but he believes that President Trump’s selection is “as good as it possibly gets” — as far as conservative judges go.

Sunday, February 5, 2017


The Modern Pirates of the Senate—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Evaluating The Qualifications Of Neil Gorsuch

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79 was interviewed about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Trump Lowers the Dignity of the Supreme Court—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 27, 2017


A Letter to Trump: Some Advice for Week 2—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 20, 2017


Inauguration Boycotts Are an American Tradition—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


'Slants' Is Offensive, and Deserves a Trademark—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Christmas in America Means the Usual Lawsuits—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Trump's Call To Punish Flag-Burning Proposal Goes Against Constitutional Law

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79 was interviewed about Donald Trump’s comments on flag burning.

Friday, December 2, 2016


A Response to the Pleas to Shut Up Trump—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 18, 2016


Judge Jeff Sessions by What He Does Next—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


You Can't Shun a Supreme Court Justice—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, November 14, 2016


Trump and the Fall of Liberalism—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Election Day Check In: Will Lawsuits Delay the Outcome?

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79 and J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law Heather Gerken are quoted in an article about the election.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Trump or No Trump, Elections Have Been Stolen—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, October 14, 2016


Titans of Law Are Nobel-Worthy, Too—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Attorney General's office announces two promotions—A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, September 9, 2016


Free-Speech Debate Misses Kaepernick's Point—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, August 26, 2016


Duke Tries to Enforce a Dead Man's Promise—A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Why I Support Dissent: My Great-Uncle Who Wouldn't Name Names—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Times Have Changed Since 1916. Democrats Mostly Haven't.—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


The Republicans' 100-Year Shift—A Commentary By Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


We Could Use Thurgood Marshall's Wisdom These Days—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Pulling a Nation Back Together in Dallas—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Don't Compare Police Shootings and Black-on-Black Crime—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


A Tragic Moment for the Supreme Court

A report on an appearance at the Aspen Ideas Festival by William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79, where he discussed the Supreme Court.

Monday, June 27, 2016


An Easy Fix for the Justices' 4-4 Votes—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Pay Candidates to Drop Out? That Should Be Legal—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter’ 79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, June 9, 2016


Restrictions on Payday Loans Hurt the Poor—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Justice's Bank of America Suit Failed Basic Contracts Test—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, May 23, 2016


Trump's Best Idea Yet—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, May 13, 2016


History Is Repeating the Election of 1816—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Antonin Scalia's Rightful Revolution—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, April 18, 2016


Yes, Corporations Do Have Free Speech Rights — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Attacking Judges Is as American as Andrew Jackson—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Democrats Can Take a Hint From GOP's Winning Ways—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Hey, Republicans. Think Before You Obstruct—A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


The Supreme Court Needs an Outsider—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, February 19, 2016


Pope Vs. Trump Isn't a New Phenomenon—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Scalia’s Grave-Dancers Deserve a Harsh Verdict—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, February 1, 2016


'Establishment': A Dirty Word for Candidates—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 22, 2016


There'll Be No Justice in Flint Water Crisis—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 15, 2016


Forget Debates. We Want Real Answers.—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Let Obama’s State of the Union Be the Last—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


What the CIA Could Have Told Us—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Monday, December 14, 2015


Time Doesn't Heal Bush v. Gore Wounds—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, December 11, 2015


One Way to Discourage Terror Attacks: Sue—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Wal-Mart v. Puerto Rico: Strong Case, Weak Odds—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Preventing Terrorism Through Markets by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Arbitration Is Everywhere and Not All Bad—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Policing and Oppression Have a Long History—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Another Lesson in Race, Policing and Mistrust—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Benghazi, Watergate and the Muddle of Motivation—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Inequality Debate Looks in Wrong Direction—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, October 2, 2015


Universal Voting Won't Bring Americans Together—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Kim Davis, Forgettable Martyr—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, September 14, 2015


An Oath to Uphold Only the Just Laws—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Big Law Associates Need a Nap—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, August 17, 2015


Remembering Julian Bond—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Are You an Angry Voter? Take a Deep Breath—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, August 3, 2015


Your Backyard Is the Wild West for Drones—A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Nuke Deal Gives Iran Room to Cheat—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Professor: Iran Deal Is A Lot Like A Rube Goldberg Machine

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79 was interviewed about the Iran nuclear deal.

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Internship Rules Are Still an Unfair Mess—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Oregon Tax Is a Drag on the Open Road—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


When Law Students Distrust the Police—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Confederate Flags and the Citizens United Effect—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


So What If Iran Isn't Trustworthy?—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, June 5, 2015


Why We Still Fight for Religious Diversity—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, June 1, 2015


Justices Agree, But for the Footnote—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Hillary Clinton and the New Litmus Test—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


The Gamble That Could Save Democracy—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, May 8, 2015


Offended? Don’t Demand an Apology—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Why Voters Are Loyal to the Clinton Brand—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 24, 2015


Obama’s Orwellian Language on Drones—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Minimum Wage and Moral Consequences—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


An Endgame to Blindly Following Rules—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 10, 2015


Common Schools in a Fractured World—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


More Voters, More Ignorance?—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Want More Voters? Pay Them—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, March 27, 2015


The Atheism Gap—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Germanwings’ Doorway to Disaster—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Challenging the Almighty Supreme Court—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Monday, March 16, 2015


Mideast’s Balance of Power Tips Toward Iran—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Ferguson and Its Money-Hungry Police—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Why Political Lies Shouldn’t Be Punished—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Friday, February 20, 2015


What Will Obama Give You for Your Privacy?—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Useless Terrorism Chatter—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Friday, February 6, 2015


Lincoln’s Lesson for Obama on Iran—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Another Son Stopped for Being Black at Yale—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.  

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Don’t Give the Charlie Hebdo Attackers What They Want—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014


It’s OK That Sony Is Scared of ‘The Interview’—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Friday, December 12, 2014


Torture Report, Rolling Stone and False Dilemmas—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Monday, November 17, 2014


How Kabuki Theater Explains Keystone Vote—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Obama’s White House Can’t Take a Joke—A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014


A Dirty Endorsement May Clean Up Politics—A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Faculty Commentary: Yale Law Professors Weigh in on Syria Debate

With a fervent debate raging over what actions should be taken against the Syrian government in the wake of a suspected chemical attack that killed more than 1,000 Syrians— including hundreds of children — Yale Law faculty offer their opinions and insights on a range of issues impacting the conversation. Below is a sampling of the most recent commentaries and interviews.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Reaction: Supreme Court Rules on Health Care Law

Yale Law School faculty members and lecturers comment on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the health care law.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Bruce Ackerman ’67 Debates Stephen Carter ’79 on the Role of Religion in the Public Square

In the third installment on April 20 of the “Debating Law & Religion” series, Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Professor Stephen Carter ’79 debated what type of reasons can be legitimately referenced in public deliberation.

Monday, September 12, 2005


Panel of YLS Professors to Discuss, "The Roberts Nomination: What's at Stake?" Sept. 14

On Wednesday, September 14, 2005, Yale Law School will host a discussion of the future of the U.S. Supreme Court, titled "The Roberts Nomination: What's at Stake?" The talk will start at 12:10 p.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. in Room 127.

Books

Back Channel, 2014

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, 2012

The Violence of Peace, 2011

Jericho's Fall, 2009

Palace Council, 2008

New England White, 2007

The Emperor of Ocean Park, 2002

God's Name in Vain, 2000

Civility, 1998

The Dissent of the Governed, 1998

Integrity, 1996

The Confirmation Mess, 1994

The Culture of Disbelief, 1993

Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, 1991