Leonore F. (Lee) Carpenter is an Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. Professor Carpenter teaches Legal Analysis, Writing and Research, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law, Professional Responsibility, Appellate Advocacy, and Introduction to Public Interest Law. Her publications include: Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, and its Effect on Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ Community, 91 Pa. B.A. Q. 103 (2020); One Sequin at a Time: Lessons on State Constitutions and Incremental Change from the Campaign for Marriage Equality, 75 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 255 (2020) (with E. Margolis); Walking While Trans: Profiling of Transgender Women by Law Enforcement, and the Problem of Proof, 24 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 5 (2017) (with B. Marshall); The Next Phase: Positioning the Post-Obergefell LGBT Rights Movement to Bridge the Gap Between Formal and Lived Equality, 13 Stan. J. C.R. & C.L. 255 (2017); and Getting Queer Priorities Straight: How Direct Legal Services Can Democratize Issue Prioritization in the LGBT Rights Movement, 17 U. Penn. J. Law and Social Change 107 (2014).
Professor Carpenter 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. Professor Carpenter is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she received the Beth Cross Award for commitment to underserved populations. She has also 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.