Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught for almost thirty years. He is also the author of seven acclaimed works of nonfiction, and three bestselling novels.
He was the second of five children of Lisle and Emily Carter. Born in Washington, D.C., Carter was educated in the public schools of Washington, New York City, and Ithaca, New York.
He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford in 1976, graduating with Honors and Distinction. In 1979, he received his law degree from Yale, where he was a Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following law school, he served as